International Graduate Student Exchange Opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences

International Locations



   Tel Aviv, Israel    

Tel Aviv mixes an ultra-modern city with centuries of history offering a place for international scientific collaboration and research. 



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:

Additional Information found through the Program in Biomedical Sciences, and Rackham Graduate School



Trinity College-Dublin, Ireland


The grace and charm of Dublin meets high-tech biomedical research at Trinity College

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.


Additional Information found through the Program in Biomedical Sciences, and Rackham Graduate School






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:


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.