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ERC at the Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting

Nov 13, 2010 - Nov 17, 2010

San Diego, USA

EURAXESS Links USA, together with the European Research Council, will co-host an exhibit booth at the forthcoming Society for Neuroscience annual conference in San Diego, 13–17 November 2010. Please stop by booth number 3809 to meet with the representatives of EURAXESS and ERC and collect information on the EU funding for research.

In addition, the ERC representatives will be speaking at the workshop titled “Funding Career Transitions” on Monday, Nov 15 from 2-5 p.m. The workshop will provide information about sources of funding to assist
early-career scientists (predoctoral fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) in transitioning to the status of independent investigator.

The focus will be on mechanisms of support for two career transition points:

  1. from predoctoral to postdoctoral training and
  2. from postdoctoral fellow to first independent faculty position.

The workshop brings together representatives of federal agencies and private foundations that provide fellowships for postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists. Speakers will describe a variety of programs, some that are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents (e.g., NIH National Research Service Awards and most K awards; NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and CAREER Awards) and others that are open to international trainees and investigators (e.g., through the Fogarty International Center and American Heart Association).

The presentations will also include information on strategies for selecting the most appropriate mechanism and preparing a competitive application. After the didactic presentations and a question/answer period, agency representatives will be available to discuss specific programs and to make appointments to meet with potential candidates.

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BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.