Get up to $2,000 Research Grant for the Middle East and North Africa Neuroscientists in the IBRO-MENA Exchange Fellowship Program 2020

If you are a Neuroscientist/Researcher residing in the Middle East/North Africa region, apply now to the IBRO-MENA Exchange Fellowship program for a chance to receive funding to pursue and advance your research. 

Submit a detailed proposal on your research project and if you are selected, you will receive funding to attend a research institution(where you’ve been granted admission) in the MENA region to engage in collaborative work, perform specific experiments and learn specific technical expertise.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020


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Successful applicants receive funding of $2000 for travel and local expenses.


The opportunity is open to:

  • Ph.D./M.D. students and young post-doctoral fellows
  • Applicants of 35 years of age or younger
  • Applicants from the Middle East and North Africa alone

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Application Instructions

All application processes are online. Scholars are required to send a report suitable for posting on the IBRO website, within 2 weeks of completing the research

 You’re required to attach the following documents to your application:

  • A description of the purpose of the visit and proposed project; including a description of the work to be performed,
  • Reasons for selecting the host lab, expectations, and impact on the research at the home institution.
  • A letter of acceptance from the host laboratory/institution is mandatory
  • Click here to apply 

About IBRO-MENA Exchange Fellowship Program

IBRO is an international league of neuroscience organizations established in 1961 that’s committed to promoting and supporting neuroscience around the world through training, teaching, research, and outreach.

More than 90 international, regional and national scientific organizations constitute IBRO’s Governing Council which, together with the IBRO Executive Committee and five Regional Committees, address the needs and advance the work of individual scientists and research communities everywhere. 

IBRO is a non-governmental worldwide organization in neuroscience aiming to promote neuroscience with as much global reach as possible. 

The IBRO-MENA program exists to identify scientific priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment, and resources in the field of brain research.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 p.m. (C.E.T.) 31st July 2020 

Selections are made twice a year. Applicants who are not selected in one round of evaluations may apply for a future round.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

Despite having different operational models, the IBRO-MENA program has partnerships with similar scientific societies and organizations to advance research, awareness, and participation in neuroscience through a broad range of activities. 

IBRO has partnerships in the following field of brain research:

  • Advanced Neuroscience Training: Partners-
    • African Centers for Advanced Training in Neuroscience
    • Asian Centers for Advanced Training in Neuroscience
    • CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme
    • Latin American Neuroscience Training Program
    • IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships
  • Global Engagement, Outreach & Diversity: Partners-
    • Global Engagement Initiative
    • Alba Network
    • European Brain Council
    • International Brain Bee
  • Global Coordination Initiatives: Partners-
    • International Brain Initiative (IBI) 
    • Global Neurology Alliance
    • Global Science of Learning Education Network 
    • UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme
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