Open | 1 June – 30 June 2024 |

IBRO Schools Support enables the organization of schools on varying themes with emphasis on training those from economically disadvantaged countries.

About the Program

IBRO Schools Support provides unique opportunities for the mixing of faculty and students from different parts of the world. IBRO-supported schools are typically diverse and defined by the existence of a structured educational program that lasts a working week or more and involves distinguished scientists with the capacity, experience and time to teach students and early career faculty. IBRO’s support also emphasizes the need for schools to focus on the training of those from economically disadvantaged countries.

Proposals will be evaluated by the IBRO Regional Committees and a selection of proposals will be incorporated into the regional budget plan to be considered by IBRO Leadership in the Autumn of 2024.

Application dates:
1 June – 30 June 2024

Open to:
All regions

Maximum grant amount:
35,000 EUR

Apply HERE

For any queries, please contact programs@ibro.org

Associate Schools (up to 20,000 EUR)

  • Schools accommodate 20–40 students, who are mostly national/regional (but may include some international students).
  • A schedule of no fewer than 5 days is expected.
  • Schools are lecture-centered and include group discussion.
  • Schools include experimental components with basic hands-on experience.
  • Students are MBBS, MSc and Ph.D. students.

Advanced Training Schools (up to 35,000 EUR)

  • Each school accommodates up to 30 students for lectures, tutorials, and laboratory projects. At least half of the students should be international.
  • Selected students will gain hands-on experience in well-defined laboratory projects, and are expected to acquire knowledge of both theoretical and technological advances in key areas of neuroscience research.
  • A schedule of 2 working weeks or more is expected.
  • Students are senior Ph.D. students, postdocs and junior faculty who have had adequate exposure to at least one research technique during their graduate studies. Applicants are expected to have at least one publication.
  • The host laboratory (or laboratories) should have the most advanced technologies, which have been demonstrated by publications.

For further insight from the perspective of a school organizer supported by IBRO, please see our latest article, “IBRO Supported Schools: Training the Next Generation of Neuroscientists.”

Who Can Apply?

IBRO invites applications for Associate and Advanced Training Schools from national society members as well as other neuroscience organizations who plan to organize schools which will take place in 2025.

The organizer should support students with round-trip tickets to the school site, in addition to providing accommodation and meals during the school. Each school may take students from outside the region (up to 1/3 of the total student population) provided it can maintain the program requirements (full support of students’ trips). All schools are required to submit a copy of the program and a student list in advance of receiving payment. Regional and gender diversity is mandatory, both in faculty and student representation.

Regional Eligibility Requirements

For schools taking place within the Asia-Pacific region (APRC), external funding sources (monetary or in-kind contributions from host institutions, professional societies and industrial partners) are highly encouraged. For Advanced Schools taking place within APRC, evidence of matching funds is required.

How to Apply?

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