FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships Programme

Status: Open

Deadline:

Funding body: FENS, IBRO-PERC

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In their mutual and strong commitment to support early career researchers and intra-European mobility, with a set goal of advancing neuroscience research and training in Europe, FENS and the IBRO Pan-Europe Regional Committee (IBRO-PERC) are pleased to announce the launch of the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships Programme.

Directed at PhD students and early post-doctoral fellows located in Europe, the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships Programme aims to foster and broaden the scope of their methodological training by supporting goal-directed laboratory visits in established European laboratories.

Maximum Grant Amount: EUR 4.000

Funds may be used for travel and local expenses during the laboratory exchange. Funds will be transferred according to a 60:40 format, meaning 60% of the grant will be awarded at least 2 weeks in advance of the fellowship, and the remaining 40% upon completion of the exchange and submission of the associated grant report.

Application deadlines: biannually – on 15 April and 15 October (midnight, Brussels time)

The first call opens on 23 January 2023.

For any queries regarding the FENS/IBRO-PERC Exchange Fellowships, please contact chet@fens.org.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants should be Master or PhD neuroscience students or early postdoctoral fellows (maximum 5 years from the start of the postdoc) currently studying or working in Europe
  • Applicants should be members of a FENS society, individual FENS members or members of an IBRO member organisation in the Pan-Europe region
  • Mandatory letter of acceptance from the host laboratory
  • Letter of reference from the group leader of the home laboratory

Fellowship Specifications:

  • The length of the proposed stay should be a minimum of 4 weeks, and maximum of 3 months
  • Both the home and the host laboratories should be located within Europe
  • The fellowship must involve a change of country (i.e. the host laboratory should be located in a different country than the home laboratory)
  • The fellowship should be concluded in a maximum of one year from the time the grant has been awarded
  • The report associated with the completed fellowship should be submitted no later than 3 months following the conclusion of the laboratory stay
  • Candidates may only submit one application, for one fellowship, at one host laboratory during each round of applications.

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