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IoN Research Summer School 2013: Brain and Behaviour

Published: 15 January 2013

If you are over 18, have or are in university education and are looking to move into research the Institute of Neuroscience may be able to offer you a place at the Research Summer School 2013.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1st July - 30th August 2013

This summer school includes an eight-week research project with a member of the Institute (see list below) as well as a one-week training component in the Neurosciences. Scholarships for select undergraduate and postgraduate students are available. Our areas of research span from the basic biology of neurons to the abnormal activity associated with epilepsy, from music perception to mood disorders, from visual object recognition to retinal prostheses for the blind, from animal decision-making to animal welfare, from mitochondrial genetics to neurological disease. This breadth of interests stimulates innovative approaches to our science and provides a wealth of opportunities for exciting new research projects.

We invite applications from national and international undergraduate students, master and doctoral students, and post-docs conducting research in the interdisciplinary fields of:

  • Animal Cognition and Behaviour (including Animal Welfare)
  • Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Developmental Neuroscience, Ageing and Neurodegeneration
  • Neural Circuits and Neuroimaging
  • Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Motor Control
  • Neuropharmacology and Neurotechnology
  • Psychiatric Neurosciences
  • Visual, Auditory and Sensory Neuroscience

A list of supervisors and research topics is available at: 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for a place at the Research Summer School please apply via our online application form, ideally before 28 January:  IoN Research Summer School Application Form

If you have any queries, please contact us on 0191 222 8244 or

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