Open | course dependent |

This program for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in the US and Canada, aims to increase diversity in neuroscience in the region, by providing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with access to cutting-edge research approaches in contemporary neuroscience. The US/Canada Regional Committee offers fellowships that go towards costs to attend advanced neuroscience courses at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL).

About the Program

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,000 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a leading international center for research and education. As part of its mission, each year CSHL organizes 25-30 scientific conferences, 20 Banbury Center meetings and 30 advanced technical science courses, with organizers, instructors and participants from all over the world.

Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take neuroscience or related courses at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). CSHL offers a variety of excellent courses, and in addition is an outstanding venue for trainees to network with leaders in the field. CSHL also provides collaboration and mentoring opportunities that will be invaluable for future career development.

Application deadlines: Course dependent. Please refer to the individual course deadlines.

Grant amount:
up to 3,510 EUR

Questions about fellowship eligibility may be addressed to:

Dr. Michela Fagiolini at

For all other queries, please contact

Who Can Apply?

We are looking for talented graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research.

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, Pacific Islanders, and persons with  disabilities).

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

How to Apply?

Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the courses of interest. 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.

Eligible Courses

Schizophrenia & Related Disorders
3-11 June 2024
Deadline: 1 March 2024

Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology
3-23 June 2024
Deadline: 1 March 2024

Brain Tumors
23-30 June 2024
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience
27 June – 13 July 2024
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Single Cell Analysis
27 June – 13 July 2024
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Drosophila Neurobiology: Genes, Circuits & Behavior
27 June – 18 July 2024
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Computational Neuroscience: Vision
9-23 July 2024
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Imaging Structure & Function in the Nervous System
23 July – 13 August 2024
Deadline: 31 March 2024

Genetics & Neurobiology of Language
25 July – 1 August 2024
Deadline: 31 March 2024

Neuroscience of Addiction
6-13 August 2024
Deadline: 31 March 2024

High Throughput Neuroanatomy
17-29 October 2024
Deadline: 15 July 2024

Scientific Writing Retreat
19-24 November 2024
Deadline: 31 August 2024