The results of the call for ALBA-FKNE-YIBRO Diversity Grants were announced on 1st July 2020.
In total, 286 scientists were awarded: 100 come from Africa, 101 come from Latin & South America, 58 come from Asia and 27 come from Europe and the Middle East.
Congratulations to the awardees! Visit the page with the awardees’ testimonials.
The ALBA Network would like to thank the partners which helped making this grant programme possible: the FENS Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE), Young IBRO (YIBRO), FENS, IBRO, the Federación Latinoamericana de Neurociencias y el Caribe (FALAN), the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), and the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA).
The ALBA Network, the FENS Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE), Young IBRO (YIBRO) in partnership with FENS, IBRO, the Federación Latinoamericana de Neurociencias y el Caribe (FALAN), the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), and the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), are offering diversity access grants to the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum.
The grants correspond to waived registration to the FENS Forum 2020 for scientists from countries classified as low, low-middle and upper-middle income economies by the World Bank country classification (see full list here).
This call is open to all members of FALAN, FAONS and SONA (i.e., members of the associated member societies) but applications from scientists in other eligible countries are also encouraged. While priority in the selection shall be given to early career scientists (MSc, PhD students, Postdocs), the call is open to all eligible scientists.
If you are eligible and wish to apply for a grant, please fill in this online form by clicking on “start your application”.
Deadline: 14 June 2020 (23:59 CEST).
With this Diversity prize, The ALBA Network and the The FENS-Kavli Scholars wish to highlight a scientist or group that has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in brain sciences.
The promotion of equality and diversity — e.g. by gender, race, sexual orientation, class, or culture— in research depends upon leaders and role models that catalyse a full integration of all scientists across academic levels. This annual award will recognise an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to this effort, including but not limited to advocacy, mentorship or the creation of diversity-promoting initiatives.
The first call for this prize is open. The awarding ceremony will be held at the FENS Forum 2020 in Glasgow, UK (11-15 July 2020), on 14th July at 5.15 PM in the plenary hall.
Nomination deadline: 1 March 2020 (23:55 CET)