JBC Travel Exchange for International Young Researchers in Brain and Cognitive Science Scholarship

The JBC provides financial support to help outstanding international Master students, PhD students or post-docs, carry out a collaborative research project, for a period of up to 4 months, at JBC members’ labs, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  • The candidate must be a student whose training and PhD or post-doctoral project, are in the field of Brain Sciences. 

  • Scholarships will only be awarded for attendance at a lab of a JBC memberfor up to 9 months from the day of receiving the scholarship.

Evaluation of an applicant proposal

 The JBC Academic Committee will evaluate the application based on: 

  • The academic achievements, of the applicant

  • The relevance of the research topic to the agenda of the JBC

  • The scientific merit of the project proposal and the priority given to it by the host (up to 3 pages)

  • The application will be reviewed by an academic committee, who may interview pre-selected candidates, before making a final decision

  • A recipient of a JBC Fellowship must submit a letter of commitment to abide by the terms of the fellowship


 Terms of the Fellowship: 

Amount of the fellowship: up to $5000

  • An additional coverage for travel expenses up to $1,000 will be awarded for applicants coming from Europe and $2,000 for applicants coming from the USA or Canada 

  • The candidate is required to inform the JBC about any grant, salary or other funds he/she may receive during the training at Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Scholarship Requirements:

  • Play an active role in JBC community.

  • Participate in JBC activities, e.g., attend JBC-sponsored events, etc.

  • Update the JBC on your experience, the fruits of your work, and the insights gained

  • Acknowledge JBC in publications and presentations

Application form and supporting documents (uploaded to 'Documents Upload' folder according to the instructions):  

  • Application Form

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (in English)

  • A short description of the research proposal for the training. (in English, up to five pages, font size 11, line spacing 1.5)

  • If applicant is a PhD; proof of PhD enrollment at current university (Abstract of the PhD thesis signed by the applicant's advisor or other)

  • For Post Docs proof of completion of PhD

  • Publications (if applicable) – please attach them in PDF format (up to three uploads)   

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (typed in English) from three referees. One referee must be the PhD advisor. The letters should be sent by the referee directly to the JBC fellowship portal. 

  • A letter from a JBC host/advisor, approving his/her support of the contents of the application and his/her commitment to support the proposed project

  • Supplementary Materials: the candidate may add a letter with any information relevant for his/her training and future plans (up to one page, font 11, line spacing 1.5)


Applications are closed

The next call will open in July 2019