Call for proposals for IBRO-APRC Schools in 2018
Dear IBRO member societies in APRC region and FAONS member societies,
APRC invites proposals for IBRO School, IBSO Associate School and IBRO Advanced
School in 2018. In the file attached to this email you can find some explanations of these three types of schools. A support of up to US$40,000 is allotted to each of IBRO Schools and IBRO Advanced Schools on a condition that organizers prepare a matching fund from local sources with which they can manage the school smoothly. In case of Associate School a support of up to US$20,000 is allotted and preparation of local matching funds is not a condition.
Please evoke proposals from scientists in your societies. All proposals will be evaluated by APRC and then the budget plan made by APRC will be evaluated by IBRO committees, and so we cannot guarantee approval of the proposals at this stage. The form of application is free, but it should be concise (within 2 pages). The proposals have to arrive at the Chair of APRC by the end of June, 2017.
Keiji Tanaka, Chair of IBRO-APRC
email: keiji’at’riken.jpPrinciples of IBRO-APRC School, Advanced School, and Associate School
・ Our structured 3-tier programs provide different learning platforms for young neuroscientists at different stages of their career.
・ The organizer should support students with round-trip tickets to the school site and accommodation and meals during the school.
・ Applications are received at the IBRO web site and the selection of students are made by APRC based on recommendations made by the local organizer.
・ Each School, Advanced School and Associate School may take students from non-APRC countries up to 1/3 as far as it can manage the school and keep the policies (full support of students’ trips).1. Associate School
・ Each Associate School accommodates 20–40 students, who are mostly domestic (but may include some international students from other APRC countries).
・ A schedule of no fewer than 5 days is expected.
・ Each consists of lectures, group discussion (with computer search for relevant articles).Experimental components are not mandatory.
・ Students are MBBS, MSc and PhD students.2. School
・ Each School accommodates around 20-30 students for lectures, tutorials & laboratory projects. At least half of the students should international.
・ A schedule of 2 weeks is expected.
・ Students are senior PhD students and postdocs who have had adequate exposure to at least one research technique during their graduate studies. Applicants are expected to have at least 1 publication.
・ Students will have hands-on experience on well-defined laboratory projects. Students are expected to acquire knowledge of both theoretical and technological advances in key areas of neuroscience research. They make presentations at the end.3. Advanced School
・ Each Advanced School accommodates around 10 students. At least half of the students should be international.
・ A schedule of 10 days or longer is expected.
・ Small student-teacher ratio caters for in-depth interaction.
・ The host laboratory (or laboratories) should have world-top-level advanced technologies, which have been demonstrated by publications.
・ Lectures, seminars and problem-based learning on the design of research projects. Laboratory works should be emphasized. Students make presentations at the end.
・ To provide additional intellectual exposure to senior postdocs and junior faculties who have good research training and good publication records.