Grants & Training

IBRO provides a broad range of opportunities to support neuroscience around the world.

Discover IBRO's Funding Calendars

Below you will find the IBRO Grants Calendar and the IBRO Schools and Training Calendar for 2024, which provide the latest information regarding funding and training opportunities available in your region.

IBRO Grants Calendar 2024
Grant Eligible regions Applications open Applications deadline
Career Development
MBL Fellowships US/Canada Course dependent Course dependent
CSHL Fellowships US/Canada Course dependent Course dependent
IBRO-PERC Travel Grants to the FENS Forum Pan-Europe 29 Nov 2023 9 Feb
Travel Awards for the CAN Meeting Canada 04 Dec 31 Jan
Exchange Fellowships Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin-America 15 Jan 15 Apr
Parenthood Grants All Regions 01 Feb 15 Mar
Collaborative Research Grants Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin-America, Pan-Europe 01 Mar 31 Mar
Travel Grants 2024
(those planning to attend SfN should apply here)
Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin-America, Pan-Europe 01 Apr 30 Apr
FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships Pan-Europe 15 Apr 15 Oct
Early Career Awards Africa Asia-Pacific, Latin-America 01 May 31 May
Science of Learning Fellowships All Regions 01 May 31 May
Parenthood Grants All Regions 01 Jul 15 Aug
Travel Grants 2025 TBD 15 Aug 15 Sep
Rising Stars Awards 2025 TBD 15 Sep 15 Oct
FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships Pan-Europe 15 Oct 24 Apr
Schools Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe See Schools Calendar
Event Organization
Diversity Grants Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 15 Feb 15 Apr
Support for Soft Skills Training Pan-Europe 15 May 15 Jun
Call for School Proposals 2025 Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 01 Jun 30 Jun
Conference Sponsorships 2025 TBD 15 Jun 31 Jul
Meetings Support 2025 TBD  01 Jul 31 Aug
Brain Awareness Week Grants 2025 Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, US/Canada 01 Sep 31 Oct
IBRO Schools and Training Calendar 2024


Name of School/Training Location Event Dates Open To Applications deadline
Computational Neuroscience Imbizo South Africa 07-28 Jan All regions Closed
IX Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience (LASCON’24) Brazil 08 Jan-02 Feb LARC Closed
Psychophysiology of neurological disorders: genomics and non-genomics perception Nepal 24 Apr-08 May APRC 10 Jan
Neuro-Enhancement for Brain Health (NEBH 2024) Thailand 07-14 May TBD TBD
Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Neural Plasticity
Canada 08-22 May TBD TBD
Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENNS) Romania 01-21 Jun All regions TBD
Riken CBS Neuroscience Summer Training Program: Sensation and Perception: How the Brain Models the World Japan 17 Jun-09 Aug TBD TBD
Neuropharmacology Research and Drug Development Zimbabwe 02-06 Jul TBD TBD
CNS Summer School in Neuroscience
China 14-21 Jul TBD TBD
Towards a new understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders: from genes, brain to behavior Taiwan 08-25 Aug TBD TBD
Advanced School in Basal Ganglia and Movement Disorders Morocco 16-30 Sep TBD TBD
Behavioral Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Uruguay 16-24 Sep TBD TBD
Cerebral Organoids Model for Ageing Neurobiology Research Malaysia 23-30 Sep TBD TBD
Understanding the Complex Interplay Between Pain and Drug Addiction: Advancing Strategies for Effective Management of Neurological Disorders India 02-08 Oct TBD TBD
Small Brains, Big Ideas Chile 17-27 Oct TBD TBD
IBRO-WFN Advanced School in Neurodegerative disorders and Dementia Kenya 01-06 Dec TBD TBD
Advanced School in Epilepsy Training DRC 13-18 Dec TBD TBD


General Funding Conditions


  1. For eligibility details, refer to the requirements of each specific grant.
  2. IBRO does not have individual members so individual membership is not a requirement for any of our grants.
  3. All applications are made online with varying deadlines. Application forms are accessible for editing until 5 p.m. CET (Central European Time) of the deadline date listed for each application. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Instructions on how to receive your grant will be included with the notification letter and are made by international wire transfer.
  4. Due to changing financial sanctions, awards made to citizens or residents of Iran and Cuba require approval by the U.S Treasury Department. IBRO will support individual applications for an OFAC license in such cases. Please note this process is independent from IBRO and a response may take several months. IBRO is currently unable to accept applications from or make payments to citizens and residents of North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Russia/Crimea, and Ukraine/Crimea due to changing financial sanctions.
  5. All funding awards will provide 80% payment two months in advance, and 20% payment following submission of the required funding report.
  6. Please read the cancellation policy for IBRO-funded programs & activities

Grant Report Guidelines


If you have received IBRO grants for individual research, the organization of schools and events, global advocacy events or have supervised an IBRO grantee, you are requested to fill out a report form and submit it to the IBRO Secretariat at the end of the grant period. The report forms are online and can be accessed at the following links:

Grant Report Form

School Organizer Report Form

Event Organizer Report Form
Diversity Grant activities
Short Courses

Global Engagement & BAW Grant Evaluation

Global Engagement Seed Grant
IBRO/Dana BAW Grant

If you have any problems accessing the online forms, please contact us at

Payment Formatting Guidelines


These Payment Formatting Guidelines will provide a framework for validating your account number and ensure that mandatory requirements are satisfied prior to payment processing. They are ordered by currency (A-Z) and  explain the formatting of account numbers in addition to any other necessary information required by Western Union Business Solutions and/or the beneficiary institution that may be necessary to make payments to IBRO beneficiaries.

When using  these guidelines it is important to note the following:

1. ALL payments require an account number to accompany the transaction.

2. Verify currency requirements specified by the beneficiary bank country. By doing so, Western Union Business Solutions will be able to continue to seamlessly process all payments while minimizing requests for additional payment processing information.

3. When you receive IBRO funding, you will be contacted by email and asked to enroll your bank account information via GlobalPay (sender: This invitation is frequently recognized as spam, so please check your spam/junk folders if the invitation does not appear in your inbox.

4. Please note the “enroll today” link is displayed as an image and requires html to be enabled.

5. Please select your preferred currency and refer to the Payment Formatting Guidelines (see hyperlink above) when enrolling your bank account information with IBRO.

All “required” fields MUST be completed. Failure to provide all required information will result in SIGNIFICANT delays in the processing of your payment. If for any reason the funds are returned to IBRO by the beneficiary bank, all losses incurred will be subtracted from the award total before re-issue.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can help me with a question about my online application?
Please contact the programs team at

What should I do if my referee has not yet received any information from IBRO regarding my application?
First, please ask your referee to check his/her “junk-mail” box. If the message did not arrive, please request your referee to contact the programs team directly at

How do I receive the funds from my IBRO grant?
You will receive instructions for reimbursement in the official award letter you receive from IBRO.

Can I receive my funds in advance of the meeting or conference for which I have received a travel grant?
No, it is not possible to send the funds prior to the meeting. To verify that you have attended the meeting or conference for which you have received a travel award, the IBRO Secretariat must receive your certificate of attendance.

Who makes the decisions regarding the funding programs?
IBRO’s Regional Committees, review and ranks all applications. The committees bring a local perspective to decisions made in all of IBRO’s funding program by tapping into the knowledge of local neuroscience programs and training needs to ensure the most promising and most deserving candidates are selected to receive IBRO funding awards. Committee Chairs make every effort to ensure a balanced geographical and gender representation to create career-enhancing opportunities for as many young neuroscience researchers as possible.

Will the information I enter in my funding application remain confidential?
Personal data collected from our members are used exclusively for the needs of IBRO.  Access to these data is secured and limited to IBRO committee members and the IBRO Secretariat. These data are not made available to any outside institution or interests.