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Short term fellowships (1999-2003).

Why we provide fellowships ?

Neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience are multidisciplinary fields, combining neuroscience, mathematics and information technology in their cores. Our fellowships program (sponsored by the European Commission) promotes the interaction among scientists with different backgrounds by supporting short-term visits to other neuroinformatics laboratories.

For instance, neuroscientists with empirical data may want to visit a theoretical research group to discuss modeling these data and vice versa.

Another important goal is training of scientists. Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics research often involves software tool or method development. This means that many laboratories are using and developing new tools for which specific user training is needed. Similarly, the general approaches to be taken to particular modeling or analysis methods often require practical insights which are difficult to get from textbooks.

Practical aspects

Fellowships cover travel and accommodation costs for a visit of 2 to 12 weeks to a laboratory in another country. The applicant should be a citizen of European community or associated countries and the receiving laboratory should also be in the European community or associated countries. Applications are evaluated once every month on a competitive basis. Fellowships can be awarded within three months of the application. Award per fellowship varies between 600 to 2000 . A single (receiving or sending) laboratory can receive only one fellowship each year.

The list of accepted fellows together with a short project description is made public here. Fellows are expected to write a short one page report at the end of their stay, which is also been made public.