19 December 2011 : Funding Programmes

The online applications for the following three funding programmes are now open, with a deadline of February 1, 2012: 1. IBRO Research Fellowships 2013, which include the John G Nicholls and Rita Levi-Montalcini fellowships, support post-doctoral training to applicants under the age of 45 for up to one year. The funding level for a 12-month, non-renewable fellowship is 35,000 euros. Application deadline: February 1, 2012. 2. The IBRO International Travel Grants Programme provides support of up to 1250 euros to high quality neuroscientists from diverse geographic and scientific areas (US/Canada Region excluded) who wish to participate at international neuroscience meetings taking place between July and December 2012. Application deadline: February 1, 2012. 3. The SfN-IBRO Travel Grants Programme offers travel fellowships of up to $2000 US for the Society for Neuroscience meeting (October 13-17, 2012, in New Orleans, USA) for neuroscientists under the age of 35 who are currently working and living in a resource-restricted country – those defined by the World Bank as low, lower- middle, or upper-middle income. Application deadline: February 1, 2012. For more information on the above funding programmes – and to apply online –

please visit the IBRO Website Funding page at:

10 Octobre 2011 : PhD position

The departments of Neuroscience of Maastricht University (Netherlands) and Anatomy of the University of Hasselt (Belgium) have a joint PhD position available for the duration of three to four years. Our research groups are part of the European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON) and focus on mechanisms of brain repair. We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on enhancement of brain repair by neuromodulation (electrical and immunological) in experimental animal models of stroke and injury. The approach is multidisciplinary and includes in vitro preparations, behavioural, electrophysiological, histological and neurochemical methods. Applicants are encouraged to apply from any area of medical, biological and psychological sciences. The applicant should ideally have a strong interest in experimental work and innovative research, and should be hard working, creative and independent. Our research teams offer a young and motivated team of Ph.D.-students and Postdocs, excellent methodological expertise and equipment, multiple international collaborations and a stimulating first class scientific environment.

Research group: Prof. Dr. S. Hendrix (Hasselt), Prof. Dr. H. Steinbusch (Maastricht), and Prof. Dr. Y. Temel (Maastricht).

Please send your application to Prof. Temel at  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and Prof Hendrix at  Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

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