JBC Brain Research Travel Exchange Scholarship (for HUJI students)

March 9, 2020

open date: March 9, 2020

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 4 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

valuation 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 (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 and the terms that appear in this letter 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Amount of the fellowship will be up to $5000

  • 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


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 
  • 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)


 Last date to submit applications: April 20th, 2020