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Funding News - International Neuroscience Fellowship Applications Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites applications for international neuroscience fellowships. This announcement is made together with 3 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*

The goals of the international neuroscience fellowship program are to advance the training of qualified foreign neuroscientists by enhancing their basic or clinical research skills in a research setting in the United States and to prepare awardees for future leadership positions in research, academia, or public health institutions in their home country. The program will strengthen the human resource capital of neuroscience research in foreign institutions, particularly those with limited economic resources, and enhance the quality and quantity of international neuroscience research, while fostering long-lasting collaborations between foreign and U.S. neuroscientists.

Fellowships supported under this announcement are expected to have high relevance to the mission of NINDS, particularly as it relates to brain and nervous system disorders in low- to middle-income countries. NINDS aims to support collaborative training programs between U.S. neuroscience researchers and foreign investigators that focus on studies in the areas of ion channels, synapses and circuits, neural signaling and pathways, neural genetics and neural development, motor control, motor-sensory integration, brain repair and plasticity, cognition and behavior, and neurodegenerative and other neurological disorders. Specific disease areas of interest include, but are not limited to, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neurological consequences of AIDS, muscular dystrophy, and autism. NINDS encourages basic, translational and clinical research on the normal and diseased nervous system, clinical trials of interventions of therapeutic modalities, and epidemiological research to identify risk factors and to establish prevalence and incidence estimates of pathologic conditions.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Yuan Liu, Chief, Office of International Activities, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2187, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1917; fax: 301-402-1501; e-mail: yl5o@nih.gov.

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-227.html.