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

March 9, 2020

open date: March 9, 2020

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)


 Last date to submit applications: April 20th, 2020