The IBRO African Regional Committee (IBRO-ARC) offers awards of up to €4000 each to young African researchers who have graduated with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (in fundamental or clinical research) and who have demonstrated their ability to carry out independent research.
Application deadline for the program is February 20, 2019.
Potential candidates should look for a host institution (within Africa or abroad) and provide a research proposal and detailed information on how the funds will be spent. Selection criteria include academic credentials of the applicant and the host, as well as the quality of the research proposal (complete with a structured research plan). The duration of such exchanges should be a minimum of four weeks.
Strong justification must be provided ensuring the applicant will return home after the exchange, in addition to an explanation of how the newly gained knowledge and skills will be used to advance neuroscience research in their home country.
The candidate should be:
- resident in Africa
- 45 years or younger
- have published significant research achievements in fundamental or clinical neuroscience