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Written by Nils Kohn   

 

June 12-16, 2011

Philadelphia, PA

In the summer of 2011, the Juelich Aachen Research Alliance (Germany) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science will host an interdisciplinary 5-day Young Researchers Transatlantic Academy focusing on transferable skills for doctoral students. This challenging academic and professional development program aims to strengthen participants' global skills, improve their chances for funding and executing German-American research collaboration, and foster intercultural awareness.

 

Theme for 2011: The Brain


Applications are encouraged from PhD candidates whose work somehow relates to the brain, including matters of neuroscience and neurological illness, medical imaging, perception, vision, information processing, and implications for machine learning. Presentations and practical exercises will be complemented by work in small groups, giving students the chance to further develop their skills and interact with scientists and researchers in related fields from outstanding German and American institutions. The program will center on the following key themes:

 

  • Strategies for collaborative success in brain-related research

  • Intercultural communication and awareness

  • Successful grant seeking for transatlantic research cooperation

  • Leadership and entrepreneurship in an international context

 

Please visit http://www.international.rwth-aachen.de/aw/~uot/young_researchers_transatlantic_academy/?lang=en for further information and application details. Applications are due by February 15.