Applications are open for TWO types of grants supporting global engagement and outreach activities taking place in 2020: I) IBRO/Dana BAW (Brain Awareness Week) Grants and II) Global Engagement Grants. See descriptions of each below. DEADLINE submission for both grants is 9 August 2019.
I. NEW! IBRO/Dana Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Grants aim to educate the public about the benefits of neuroscience research and increase awareness about the brain.
IBRO and the Dana Foundation are excited to announce the launch of our new annual IBRO/Dana BAW Grants. This effort addresses the need to increase opportunities for outreach and awareness campaigns in regions challenged by a lack of resources, support and/or public understanding about the brain. Aiming to effect change at the grassroots level, we hope that the chosen projects will generate interest within local communities through engaging activities and topics relevant to their particular concerns and contexts.
IBRO/Dana BAW Grants will support projects organized for Brain Awareness Week (BAW) in countries anywhere outside of Europe, USA and Canada in 2020. It is not a requirement that the proposed projects take place during the official Brain Awareness Week (16-22 March) next year. However, they must support, promote and run under the title of the global Brain Awareness Week campaign.
Applications are now open so don’t miss this opportunity to join us and inspire the world about the brain!
Up to 1,250 USD will be awarded for each successful proposal.Application Deadline: 9 August 2019 (11:59 p.m. CET)
To apply, click here.
II. Global Engagement Grants (formerly known as Global Advocacy Seed Grants) support neuroscience societies, groups and organizations in the Asia/Pacific, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Pan-European regions that would like to conduct outreach events and activities in their local areas in 2020.
These are offered as part of the IBRO-led Global Engagement Initiative (formerly known as the Global Advocacy Initiative) launched in 2012.
Proposed events and activities should address the specific needs of neuroscience engagement and outreach in the country where they are being held. They can include activities such as public lectures, fairs, conferences, workshops, educational symposia for policymakers, educators and the public as well as the creation of videos or multimedia products.
Please note that Global Engagement Seed Grants are not for research projects, travel grants, short stays or research/return home fellowships.
Up to 5,000€ will be awarded for each successful proposal.
Application Deadline: 9 August 2019 (11:59 p.m. CET)
To apply, click here.
To learn more about the Global Engagement Initiative, past winners and advocacy resources and ideas, click here.
IBRO would like to thank its Global Engagement Initiative founding partners for their support.
• Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS)
• Society for Neuroscience (SfN)