Please encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply for the Summer Program in Neuroscience Ethics & Survival (SPINES). This successful program, funded by NIMH and offered at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, has contributed to the professional development of graduate students and postdocs for over 20 years.
The course consists of laboratory exercises and seminars on hot topics in neuroscience research, workshops on critical professional skills, and it offers students unrivaled opportunities to network with neuroscientists from around the world who spend the summer working at the MBL. It has a very distinguished faculty and many former students view their time in SPINES as a transformative experience in their careers.
This is a full fellowship program: all costs of attending the course, including travel, housing, and meals at the MBL are covered.
Please visit iBioMagazine for short clips featuring some former SPINES students on "Why I Do Science":
A nice video summary of the MBL is on YouTube:
The deadline for submission of applications is February 11, 2013. A flyer is attached and more information and applications can be found at: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/special_topics/spines.html
SPINES is open to all, but we especially encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented minority groups, from economically or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with disabilities.