# 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.

### Eligibility:

• 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 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### Submission Requirements:

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

• Data page in Hebrew (Online ApplicationForm).
• Photo
• 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 fellowship portal. The letters should be sent according to this mechanism.
• 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).

Consideration will be given only to complete applications.

Last date to submit applications, May 4, 2016.