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Women's Travel Awards at Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Deadline for applications is 1 November 2009

The Berlin School of Mind and Brain is an international research school, which was founded in 2006 as part of Germany's Excellence Initiative. The School offers a unique three-year interdisciplinary doctoral program in English in the mind and brain sciences.

As part of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain's commitment to supporting women in science and the humanities, the School is delighted to announce a limited number of travel awards for female students who are interested in exploring the possibility of doctoral studies at the School.

Successful applicants will receive reimbursement for accommodation, travel costs, plus a per diem to cover living expenses during their visit. Candidates will be invited to visit the School during the week of the 7-12 December 2009, and will have ample opportunities to meet with
faculty and students relevant to their research interests, as well as have a chance to view the School's facilities, and to get a better sense of city itself. In addition, they will be encouraged to participate in Berlin Brain Days (9-11 December 2009), an annual event that brings
together more than 200 doctoral students from across the neurosciences to discuss and present their work with senior international faculty.

In order to be eligible for this award you need to meet the basic eligibility criteria for applying to the School's doctoral program in 2010 or 2011 (in particular you need to have completed or be in the process of completing a Master's or equivalent degree in an area of study relevant to the School).

Please include a short 1-2 page letter of application (detailing your reasons for applying for the travel award, your background and research interests), your academic CV, as well as a letter of recommendation.

The deadline for application is 1 November 2009.