Closed| 4 March – 4 April, 2024 |

In pursuit of advancing life sciences and fostering talent in the field of neuroscience, our summer school seeks to harness the synergies between universities, research institutes, educators, and researchers.


We extend a warm invitation to undergraduate students from both domestic and international universities to participate in our one-week study program scheduled for August 4th to August 11th, 2024. The Joint Summer School in Neuroscience & IBRO-APRC-funded Associate School 2024 will be organized by the Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing (CIBR), in collaboration with the Center for Life Sciences (CLS) at Peking University and Tsinghua University, and the IDG/McGovern Institutes for Brain Research at two universities.

Our program features a dynamic schedule, which includes lectures by distinguished neuroscientists from both domestic and international arenas, laboratory visits, literature presentations, and other interactive activities. We have gathered speakers with diverse research backgrounds to provide students with an in-depth exploration of the latest advancements in neuroscience. The program encompasses topics such as the biological mechanisms of learning and memory, emotion, sleep, neurodevelopment, synaptic transmission, neurodegenerative diseases, and psychiatric disorders. This immersive experience is designed to broaden students’ understanding of neurobiology and expose them to cutting-edge themes in the field.

Application period:
4 March – 4 April, 2024

School website:

School dates and location:
4-11 Aug, 2024

Educational Administration Department,
Chinese Institute for Brain Research,
Beijing, 102206

Apply HERE

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In addition to lectures, students will have the opportunity to embark on laboratory tours, thus offering them first-hand exposure to current research environment. A distinctive and challenging aspect of the program involves literature reports, wherein students will be organized into teams and tasked with presenting on three selected papers. The integration of content and report completion is expected within a two-day timeframe. To encourage communication and networking, the program will incorporate buffet/luncheon parties and interactive activities, providing students with valuable opportunities for engagement and collaboration.

A Brief Introduction to Hosting Institutions:

  • The Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing (CIBR): CIBR primarily focuses on fundamental neuroscience, brain disorders, neuroscience methods, and neuroengineering. Through a cooperative, innovative, and international research environment, CIBR aims to establish a top-level research-oriented institute to make significant breakthroughs in science and address the primary concerns of the nation, while also educating future generations of neuroscientists.
  • The Center for Life Sciences (CLS): Established in 2011 at Tsinghua and Peking Universities, CLS is dedicated to reforming education and research, attracting accomplished scientists interested in education, conducting cutting-edge research, and nurturing future generations of innovative scientists and educators.
  • The IDG/McGovern Institutes for Brain Research at Peking University and Tsinghua University (THU): Founded in 2012 and 2011 respectively through contributions from McGoverns and IDG, comprises neural and cognitive scientists at Peking University and Tsinghua University. The institutes focus on understanding fundamental processes underlying brain function and uncovering mechanisms of brain disorders, emphasizing interdisciplinary interactions and approaches, and aim to build world-leading, new technology-driven brain research centers. Join us for an exciting week of discovery and collaboration in the fascinating world of neuroscience!


  • Undergraduate students from various fields, including biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, medicine, and engineering.
  • Applicants residing anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.



  • Travel
  • Accommodation and meals



Apply HERE

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