The IBRO Rising Stars Awards aim to increase the successful transition and retention of diverse, early career neuroscientists into academic positions by providing funds to make a significant difference in their research endeavors.
The award supports the research needs of early career faculty from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (e.g. racial/ethnic minorities, those with disabilities) who do not have substantial start-up funds or grant support from other agencies.
This grant is open to applicants from the Asia/Pacific*, Latin-America* and **US/Canada regions of IBRO.
- Applicants who can use IBRO funding to leverage matching funds from other sources will be viewed favourably.
- At least one letter of reference and a letter of support from the applicant’s head of department are required. The applicant’s university must agree that no indirect or overhead costs will be charged.
- Funds cannot be used for travel or conference-related expenses.
- A grant report must be submitted to the IBRO Secretariat 12 months after receiving the funds.
*Preference will be given to applicants who have developed a successful career in a high/upper- middle income country and have taken up academic positions in their home country within Asia-Pacific or Latin America. The Rising Stars Awards replaces what was previously known as the Return Home Fellowships.
** Applicants must currently hold academic positions within the US or Canada.