Closed | 01 May – 31 May 2024 |

IBRO and UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) offer 3 annual IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships. This is part of our joint Science of Learning Initiative that aims to support and translate key neuroscience research on learning and the brain to educators, policymakers, and governments.


About the Program

The fellows will be hosted at IBE–UNESCO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, so they can learn about policymaking in an international context, as well as receive support with policy vocabulary and messages.

A separate contract with each fellow will be signed between the fellow and IBE–UNESCO to cover the duration of their IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning (SoL) Fellowship.

IBRO and IBE–UNESCO cannot arrange accommodation, visas, insurance, travel or other related logistics. This will be the responsibility of the fellow to organize. Each fellow will be provided with his/her own office, including a computer, desk and internet access.

Application dates:
01 May – 31 May, 2024

Apply HERE

IBE – UNESCO headquarters
Geneva, Switzerland

Grant amount:
20,000 EUR

For any queries, please contact

Expected deliverables:

  • Six written briefs (max. 5 pages each; 2 every month) to re-articulate research on neuroscience in an accessible language, with explicit implications for policy and practice.
  • Give an IBE talk on own research project or on any other relevant topic on neuroscience and education.
  • Liaise with the other SoL fellows and the IBE staff.
  • Discuss possible participation in various UNESCO IBE and IBRO projects (e.g., Handbook on Curriculum and Learning, conferences and other events, etc.).

    Watch interviews with the 2016 SoL fellows:
    Brain Research, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

    Who Can Apply?

    Eligible applicants are:

    • Senior and Mid-Career Scientists
      • preferably with 10 years of experience in the neuroscience of learning field.
    Regional Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants from all regions of the world are eligible to apply for this program.

    How to Apply?

    Please note you will be redirected to the IBRO Grants Portal.