IBRO-USCRC Fellowships to attend CSHL and MBL Courses 2021 (US)

The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2021 program to support the cost for doctoral graduate students and postdoctoral fellows training in neurosciences in US-based minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to attend advanced neuroscience courses or meetings at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA, and at Cold Spring Harbor Labs (CSHL; see links below), NY in 2021. Both laboratories offer a variety of excellent courses, and in addition are outstanding venues for trainees to network with leaders in the field. We are looking for talented trainees who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research.

For MBL, all trainees are welcomed to apply but preference will be given to diverse individuals, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (e.g., African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities).  The MBL awards will cover the cost of tuition, room, and board. Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee depending on the course taken.

For CSHL, reduced registration fees for virtual meetings are available for trainees from MSIs. If in-person courses resume in the second half of 2021, partial tuition support of up to $8,000 per trainee will be available.

The aim of this program is to increase diversity in neuroscience in the US, by providing such trainees with access to cutting-edge research training in contemporary neuroscience.

Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the course of interest (see links below). 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 IBRO fellowship.

Eligible MBL courses: Neural Systems and Behavior, Neurobiology: Mechanisms & Advanced Approaches, Methods in Computational Neuroscience, Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and Analytical Approaches, Brains, Minds and Mechanisms, Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches,  and Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration.

Eligible CSHL courses: See link below.

MBL:  http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/
CSHL: CSHL Meetings

Please inform us when applying or if you have questions about eligibility contact: anne[dot]etgen[at]einsteinmed[dot]org (American applicants only)