IBRO is calling on engaged early career independent scientists to get involved as new members of the IBRO Early Career Committee (ECC). Researchers who run their own research programs and are motivated to get involved in a global network of scientists of similar career stage are warmly encouraged to self-nominate. Early career researchers can also be nominated. Motivated individuals who wish to be involved in delivering IBRO’s mission are warmly encouraged to contact IBRO via secretariat@ibro.org The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2023. 

What is the role of an IBRO Early Career Committee member?

Members of the IBRO ECC are responsible for identifying the challenges and opportunities related to initial stages of the scientific career, and for representing and advocating for the interests of early career neuroscientists from all over the world towards IBRO. Among their activities, the ECC is in charge of the revision and evaluation of IBRO Parenthood Grants, as well as of networking activities through coordinated events targeted to early career independent neuroscientists. The ECC normally convenes for a quarterly meeting with representation from all five IBRO Regions to review or develop ongoing and future activities, which further shift into creative discussions and insight gathering. To actively support the career development of early career professionals, proposals of candidates who reflect IBRO’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, are encouraged.

The following positions are open:

  • Africa: one available position
  • Asia-Pacific: one available position
  • Latin America: one available position
  • Pan-Europe: one available position
  • US/Canada: two available positions


In September 2023, the IBRO Regional Committees will formally propose their final list of candidates for the appointment of regional members of the IBRO ECC. These positions will be approved by the Executive Committee in September for a 2-year term from January 2024 until December 2025.