IBRO US-Canada Regional Fellowships
The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) is pleased to
announce the launch of our 2019 program that will cover the cost for doctoral graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows training in neurosciences in US-based minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to
attend advanced neuroscience courses. 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). Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take
neuroscience or related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA, and
at Cold Spring Harbor Labs (CSHL; see links below) in 2019. 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
We are looking for talented trainees who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research. The aim of
this program is to increase access of diverse neuroscience trainees at MSIs to cutting-edge research
approaches in contemporary neuroscience.
Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the courses of interest (see below for list of
eligible courses). Evaluation of applications and offers of admission to courses are made by the
course leaders. Accepted candidates from eligible institutions will be automatically considered for an
IBRO fellowship. The IBRO fellowship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board for 4 trainees (2
at MBL and 2 at CSHL). Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee at MBL and up to $8000 per
trainee at CSHL depending on the courses taken.
Eligible MBL courses: Neural Systems and Behavior; Neurobiology: Mechanisms & Advanced
Approaches; Methods in Computational Neuroscience; Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and
Analytical Approaches; Brains, Minds and Mechanisms; Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using
Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches; and Frontiers in Stem Cells and
Eligible CSHL courses: Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology, Vision: A Platform for
Linking Circuits, Perception and Behavior, Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience,
Drosophila Neurobiology: Genes, Circuits & Behavior, Imaging Structure & Function in the Nervous
System, Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neuroscience of Addiction.
Note that the deadlines for applications range from February - June.
Check these links for details.
Questions about fellowship eligibility may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org