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External Award: The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) Fellowship

August 15, 2016

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) has announced its postdoctoral fellowship program to support work at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of neural activity that produces cognition. Of particular interest is work that emphasizes the recording and perturbation of population neural data at cellular resolution, and the application of advanced statistical analysis and modeling to such data. 

The request for applications is now open, and the deadline for full application submission is Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

In-person interviews will take place at the Simons Foundation offices in New York City on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Finalists invited for in-person interviews will be notified by November 24, 2016. Applicants must be available to travel to New York City for interviews. 

The Simons Foundation handles all travel arrangements and expenses for the finalists invited for in-person interviews. 

Candidates with a background in neuroscience, mathematics or the physical and information sciences are encouraged to apply. Candidates who hold, or will hold, a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree at the time of activation of the fellowship are eligible. Applications may be submitted from scientists in domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. 

Appointments will be for three years, contingent on yearly review and performance satisfactory to the SCGB executive committee. Annual stipends of $60,000 will be awarded for the first year, with a cost-of-living increase in subsequent years. In addition to the stipend, awards will include up to $15,000 allowance annually for health insurance, supplies and travel.

For more details please visit The Simons Foundation.

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