Announcing the Latin American Training Program


Dear Colleagues,


The Society for Neuroscience is pleased to announce the launch of the Latin American Training Program (LATP)-a dynamic online training course for neuroscience trainees in the Latin America and Caribbean region.


Latin American Training Program Associates will participate in ten months of online activities and discussions geared at enhancing the training of graduate students and post-doctoral trainees from across the region. The online program will run from August 2014-May 2015. Accepted participants are expected to participate in monthly webinars and conversations on scientific and professional development topics relevant to trainees in the region.


To supplement this program, fifteen (15) Latin American Training Program Fellows will be selected to attend a three-week course hosted by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico at Querétaro (at the Instituto de Neurobiologia). Led by Dr. Raul Paredes, the course “Encoding and Processing of Information in the Nervous System” will run August 4-22, 2014. LATP Fellows will visit the lab for three weeks and attend lectures and lab demonstrations led by UNAM and visiting faculty from across the globe.


Eligible applicants include graduate students and post-doctoral candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of a Latin American or Caribbean country. All applicants must be bilingual in English, the language of instruction.


To learn more about the program, visit the course website at www.sfn.org/latp Applicants must submit a current CV, letter of recommendation and provide a brief essay, in English, about how the program will impact their career. Questions can be directed to globalaffairs@sfn.org


Applications for the 2014 course open on March 31 and close on April 30. No exceptions for late applications will be made. Participants will be notified of their program status by early June.


The Latin American Training Program is generously supported by The Grass Foundation, the Latin American Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Organization, the Universidad Nacaional Autonoma de Mexico (Querétaro) and the Society for Neuroscience.


Christopher LaPrade

Manager, Global Affairs

Society for Neuroscience  |  1121 14th Street NW, Suite 1010, Washington, DC 20005

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