Educational Advancement and Professional Development Opportunities

Global Engagement of Doctoral Education-Rackham GEDE

Our most recent collaboration with Tel Aviv University was a Research Symposium. Symposiums typically follow a program as shown:

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. The school offers great opportunities for postgraduate students. The research focuses on neuroscience, cancer, population health, and infection & immunity. 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.


Neuroscience Scholars Program

The Neuroscience Scholars Program is a three year fellowship that provides underrepresented and diverse trainees in neuroscience with an annual stipend for enrichment activities, travel support to the SfN annual meeting, mentoring opportunities, and more. Applications are due May 3**.




FEMMES programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).


Mentoring Youth and Early Leaders in Neuroscience

Mentoring Youth and Early Leaders In Neuroscience (M.Y.E.L.I.N.) is a student based organization at the University of Michigan, which is dedicated to science outreach education in minority and low income communities in Ann Arbor.  Through educational outreach programs, MYELIN strives to inspire, and support the next generation of researchers and college students. Currently, MYELIN serves two community centers: Bryant Community Center and Hikone Community Center. For the 2014-2015 school year, MYELIN completed 8 visits to each center. Volunteers bring with them a science-related lesson plan complete with hands-on activities and some form of visual presentation (see attached 2015 schedule and example lesson plan). In the past year, MYELIN has also gained and maintained faculty alliances in the Biopsychology area at the University of Michigan. These faculty members serve as sources of financial support, MYELIN liaisons to other faculty, and mentors to the student members of the organization. In the Upcoming 2015-2016 season, MYELIN hopes to extend its reach to more sites in the Ann Arbor area as well as expand the nature of its services to include college preparatory initiatives for the older demographic of students at these centers. Additionally, MYELIN hopes to implement new events and programs that will allow MYELIN to widen and deepen its impact on the population it serves. This includes university visits, financial assistance, scholarship services, and science-literacy starter kits prepared for the community centers


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.



SACNAS-Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science