IBRO-USCRC Canadian School of Neuroscience

Applications open for

IBRO-USCRC Canadian School of Neuroscience: Development, Plasticity, and Repair of Neural Circuits

IBRO-USCRC Canadian School of Neuroscience: Development, Plasticity, and Repair of Neural Circuits

Montreal, Canada

May  11 – June 1, 2017

Organizer: Dr. Ellis Cooper – Chair, Dr. Albert J. Aguayo, Dr. Ante L. Padjen, Dr. Melissa Vollrath, Dr. David Ragsdale (McGill University)

Aims and Scope of the School:

This IBRO Neuroscience School Program offers an advanced neuroscience course for young investigators from Africa and Latin America. This School focusses on the development, plasticity, and repair of neural circuits. This opportunity is made possible by the support of the IBRO North American Regional Committee and several Canadian institutions. The School is intended for 12-14 promising young trainees who have clear leadership potential in the scientific community of their home countries. A unique feature of the School is that students attend and present a poster of their work at the Canadian Association for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, a meeting that brings together over 1000 researchers, mostly from across Canada and the United States  Educational Objectives: • To deepen participants’ understanding of mechanisms related to development, plasticity, and repair of neural circuits.  • To acquaint the participants with a variety of experimental approaches and analytical tools.  • To foster long-lasting links with Canadian neuroscientists. • To forge new contacts between investigators in Canada, Africa, and Latin America.

Who should apply to this School?

Students will be chosen in consultation with IBRO’s regional committees. The specific criteria include: academic achievements and leadership potential, publications, letters of reference, and in particular, a statement of how attending this School will benefit the applicant’s research career and their research environment.   Students selected to attend the School will have their travel and living expenses (housing and meals) covered by the School, as well as registration to the Canadian Association for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Visas and other immigration arrangements are the responsibility of each student.

What costs will be covered for selected applicants?

Return airfare (home – Montreal and back), local lodging and meals, local transportation

Application deadline: December 15, 2016 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Apply here

Please feel free to send all your queries to canadian.schools@ibro.org

 

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