IBRO-USRC Fellowships to attend CSHL and MBL Courses 2021

The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) offers fellowships in 2021 that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in the US and Canada to attend advanced neuroscience course.

American applicants: must currently be training in US-based minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Preference will be given to diverse individuals, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (e.g., African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, PacificIslanders, and persons with  disabilities).

Canadian applicants: preference will be given to those in non-U15 Universities and trainees belonging to marginalized groups (First Nations and other Indigenous communities in Canada, women, and persons with disabilities).

Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take neuroscience or related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA, and at Cold Spring Harbor Labs (CSHL; see links below) in 2020. Both laboratories offer a variety of excellent courses, and in addition  are outstanding venues for trainees to network with leaders in the field. They also provide collaboration and mentoring opportunities that will be invaluable for future career development.

We are looking for talented trainees who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research. The aim of this program is to increase diversity in neuroscience in the US and Canada, by providing such trainees with access to cutting-edge research approaches in contemporary neuroscience. Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the courses of interest (see below for list of eligible courses). Evaluation of applications and offers of admission to courses are made by the course leaders. Accepted candidates with the backgrounds mentioned above will be automatically considered for an IBRO fellowship. The IBRO fellowship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board for 4 trainees (2 at MBL and 2 at CSHL). Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee at MBL and up to $8000 per trainee at CSHL depending on the courses taken.

Eligible MBL courses: https://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/

Eligible CSHL courses: https://meetings.cshl.edu/courseshome.aspx

Note that the deadlines for applications range from January – August.

Questions about fellowship eligibility may be addressed to:

anne[dot]etgen[at]einsteinmed[dot]org (American applicants)

sam[dot]david[at]mcgill[dot]ca (Canadian applicants)