International Graduate Student Exchange (IGSE) - Opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences
Your Path to International Research Education Experiences...
The International Graduate Student Exchange offers outstanding opportunities, including funding, for reseach growth and collaboration. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to engage in global experiences related to scholarship and research, and to develop international collaborations that will expand their education and careers. This initiative facilitates the pooling of intellect, and the creation of centers-of-excellence in the international arena. Exchange programs are currently in place with the Medical School at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Additional partner universities are currently in the process of affiliating. Consider, and explore, the options and possibilities of advancing your research on an international level.
Application Process and Information
The current IGSE initiative enables doctoral students across all Departments and Programs within the Medical School, as well as Ph.D. students from participating institutions, to conduct research at the partner institutions as part of their doctoral training. Financial resources are provided to facilitate the global exchanges with each institution covering the funding for exchange of its own students with the partner institution. For application and funding details, please see below or contact Carol Skala firstname.lastname@example.org .
Application Process-Two Steps:
Prior to application:
1) Identify a research group at the collaborating university in which a collaboration may significantly advance you as a scholar or your Ph.D. research.
2) Establish contact with a PI directed research group at the collaborating university. In addition to email\phone interactions, Skype, Google Hangout or other live video/chat platforms are recommended for introductions and discussion of specific projects and resources.
3) Develop and submit, to the IGSE Steering Committee, a brief research plan description (application). Note the application should be filled out by the mentors and students together.
4) Student CV.
5) Two letters of recommendation: one from your dissertation mentor and one from the hosting PI.
Submit final report of the research experience to the Joint committee within a month of return from the host university.
International Program Affiliates