JBC Brain Research Travel Exchange Scholarship


The JBC provides financial support to help outstanding PhD students or post-docs, carry out a collaborative research project, for a period of up to 3 months, at top brain centers in the world.


  • The candidate must be a student in one of the JBC members’ lab, and 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 for up to 6 months from the day of receiving the scholarship

  •  The student may not receive the fellowship if he/she had already received a similar fellowship from ELSC

  • The candidate must be a permanent resident or a citizen of the State of Israel

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 institute 

  • The application will be reviewed by an academic committee, who may interview pre-selected candidates, before making a final decision. The fellowship will be awarded upon fulfillment of the terms specified in sections 3 and 4 of this document

  • A recipient of a JBC Fellowship must submit a letter of commitment to abide by the terms of the fellowship and the terms that appear in this letter 

Terms of the Fellowship:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The amount of the fellowship will be up to $5000

  • An additional coverage for travel expenses up to $1,000 will be awarded for training in Europe and $2,000 for training in 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 abroad

  • All payments will be made via direct bank transfers; the candidate will provide bank account details

  • A student may not receive the fellowship if he/she had already received a similar fellowship from ELSC

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):  

  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (in English)

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

  • Abstract of the PhD thesis signed by the applicant's advisor  

  • 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, and if possible, at least one of them will be a senior member of an academic institute abroad. The letters should be sent by the referee directly to the JBC email: jbc@mail.huji.ac.il    

  • A letter from the host/advisor from an academic institute abroad, approving his/her support of the contents of the application manuscript 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 May 2018