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 trainees with access to cutting-edge research approaches in contemporary neuroscience. The US-Canada Regional Committee offers fellowships that cover the costs to attend an advanced neuroscience course.

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 marginalized groups (First Nations and other Indigenous communities in Canada, women, and persons with disabilities).

Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take neuroscience or related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA, and at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in 2022. Both laboratories offer a variety of excellent courses, and in addition  are outstanding venues for trainees to network with leaders in the field. They also provide collaboration and mentoring opportunities that will be invaluable for future career development.

We are looking for talented trainees who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research. 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. The IBRO fellowship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board.

Eligible MBL courses: https://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/

Eligible CSHL courses: https://meetings.cshl.edu/courseshome.aspx

Application deadlines are course dependent. Please refer directly to the MBL and CSHL websites.

Grant amounts:
up to 9,650 EUR per trainee at MBL
up to 3,510 EUR per trainee at CSHL

Questions about fellowship eligibility may be addressed to:

American applicants
michela[dot]fagiolini[at]childrens[dot]harvard[dot]edu

Canadian applicants
kurt[dot]haas[at]ubc[dot]ca 

For all other queries, please contact programs@ibro.org.