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LATP Update - March 11, 2019


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  • The next LATP webinar will be Wednesday, March 20 from 2:00-3:00pm ET. Click here to register for this webinar. Dr. Gregory Quirk of the University of Puerto Rico will discuss his article “Neuroscience Research and Mentoring in Puerto Rico: What Succeeds in This Environment?” which was published in the Journal of Neuroscience and is attached to this email. If you’re unable to attend this webinar live, access it on-demand here. To prepare for this webinar:

  • Applications for the 2019-2020 LATP open now! The 3-week live course will be hosted at the División de Neurociencias at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, from August 26 to September 13, 2019. The course topic “Enlightening the Brain: The Use of Light to Understand the Function of the Nervous System” will bring together top faculty from around the world to provide participants with high-quality lectures, lab exercises, and training on vital professional development topics. Fifteen top candidates will be selected to participate in the 3-week live course and will receive a travel stipend to attend Neuroscience 2020. Apply now!

  • Applications now open for the Gordon Research Conference on the Cerebellum (July 14-19) in Switzerland. The main conference will be preceded by the 2-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), a pre-meeting that is organized and attended exclusively by graduate students and post-docs. Apply for the main conference and/or apply for the 2-day GRS. Applications close on June 16, 2019.

  • 2019 IBRO World Congress Travel Award call for applications closes April 22. The 10th IBRO World Congress will take place in Daegu, South Korea, September 21-25, 2019. SfN offers up to 15 travel awards in the amount of $2,000 each to support the participation of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican graduate students who have advanced to candidacy for a PhD or postdoctoral fellows at the IBRO World Congress, held every four years. For more information, visit our IBRO Awards Page.

  • Scholarships available to attend the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas in Washington, DC. The Symposium is being presented by Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas and Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC on September 12-14, 2019. A limited number of scholarships are available for young investigators and new faculty with priority to underrepresented researchers/clinicians. Deadline to apply for scholarships is June 30, 2019. For more information and to register, click here.

  • To extend the impact of the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN), the RCCN will sponsor three webinars per year targeting early career faculty affiliated with the six Centers programs to build awareness regarding the collaborative resources available across the Centers programs. View RCCN webinars now.

  • Neuronline often features written contributions by SfN members on key topics, such as professional development, career advice, career paths, outreach, advocacy, training, and diversity. If you’re interested in writing a short article about a facet of your career which includes advice for other SfN members, reach out to Meridian Watters at mwatters@sfn.org to share your article pitch and learn more about writing requirements. Click to view Dr. Nancy Padilla-Coreano’s article titled Five Ways I Navigated Grad School as a Minority.

Contact globalaffairs@sfn.org with any questions.

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