Educational Advancement and Professional Development Opportunities


Global Engagement of Doctoral Education-Rackham GEDE

Neuroscience research is a leading and expanding field at University of Michigan (UM) and at Tel Aviv University (TAU). It brings together researchers from different faculties and disciplines creating hubs for collaboration and excellent academic programs. The Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan and the head of the Sagol School of Neuroscience have decided to initiate a joint collaboration between a Global Engagement of Doctoral Education (GEDE) within the Neuroscience Graduate Program of the Medical School, inclusive of Inter-School/Departmental faculty, and, at Tel Aviv University, the Sagol School of Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Neuroscience (IDPN), the Neuroscience PhD programs in the Medical Faculty, Life Science Faculty, Exact Science Faculty and the School of Psychological Sciences. In the framework of this collaboration, PhD students from both universities will have the possibility to visit and perform research work at laboratories of the other university for short-term visits (2-5 months) to enhance the collaboration and joint research between the two universities. With the recent development and expansion of neuroscience research at UM and at TAU, it is imperative that this collaborative effort will address the many challenges we are facing in the fascinating field of neuroscience.

A list of participating labs at the Sagol School of Neuroscience and details on projects:

A list of participating labs at the UM and details on projects:


Trinity College/University of Michigan Initiative

    Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Israel

This initiative is supported by funding through Rackham Global Engagement of Doctoral Education.  Central to developed partnerships is graduate student research exchanges.  

Trinity College School of Medicine is involved in a great number of research programs across multiple disciplines.  Research activities within Trinity College School of Medicine are focused in six major thematic areas: Neurosciences, Immunology and Infection, Genetics, Cancer, Molecular Medicine,and Population Health, and research is conducted in state of the art facilities on the main Trinity campus, and in affiliated teaching hospitals. There is a major emphasis on Translational Research in the School . For more information on the initiative and how to get involved view the website below.





International Program for the Advancement of Neurotechnology-IPAN

    Summer Bootcamp-Research for Undergraduates Program-Research Exchange Program

Developing neurotechnology to study the brain is a long-term mission that will be active for many decades and perhaps even centuries from now. Educating the next generation of neuroscientists and engineers in novel ways is one of IPAN's primary missions. Attracting and retaining more science and technology majors in this exciting area of research is an important opportunity for us all. Each of our programs will benefit in the short-term from the fresh international perspectives that the students will bring to the research effort, while the entire scientific community will benefit long-term from the investment in next-generation thought leaders./sites/default/files/public/sites/default/files/siteeditoruploads/TAU-UM%20Partnership%20Call.docx




May 30-July 26, 2016. Summer research opportunity for undergraduate students. For more information, go to: Poster


National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education-PIRE

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.


Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies

The Neuroscience School of Advanced studies is now accepting applications for summer 2014 classes in Tuscany or Sudtriol. The applications are accepted on a rolling basis and space for each course is limited. Information on the different courses can be found from the link below.



Marine Biological Lab 

The Marine Biological Lab (MBL) is an international center for research, education, and training in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. The MBL's educational program offers seven major summer course SPINES and approximately 20 courses throughout the year focusing on special topics. 



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 

Our program of courses complement our conferences in terms of diversity of topics across the spectrum of biological sciences. Each course allows the student to become immersed in a variety of new techniques and concepts. 



Gordon Research Conferences

The GRS aims to bring together graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education in a highly stimulating and non-intimidating environment to discuss their current research and build informal networks that may lead to a lifetime of collaboration and scientific achievement. The deadline to submit an abstract and be considered for oral presentation will vary depending on the conference. For more information on GRS visit their website.