IAS 2012 is funded by the FENS-IBRO
European Neuroscience
Schools Programme







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Unless you have been explicitly instructed by the organisers to submit an application, use of the application form will be considered abusive.


Applications are open from 03 November 2011 to 19 December 2011.


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Online application form

To process your application, you must complete the online form in the next page, following the guidelines provided below.

All fields marked with a red asterisk in the form are mandatory—pay particular attention to the e-mail address provided. In some fields, specific details are included; please follow the examples attentively.

Upon completion of your application, you will receive a reference number. If the online system does not present this number for you to view, the submission was not successful. Keep your reference number for future use.

Abstract Format

Submission of an abstract is mandatory. You may use an abstract of an almost completed or recently completed thesis, of your current work, or of future projects. The selection procedure will take into consideration also this abstract. Of the selected scholars, some will be invited to make an oral presentation. The abstract should be in English and structured as follows.

Title. The title must start in uppercase and continue in lowercase, except for conventional terms (ATP, DNA, NFκB, etc). Example:
   This title is written correctly
   This Title is Not Properly Written

Authors. If more than one author, underline your name and use commas to separate the names; do not use 'and' before the last author. Write the names as initials, followed by the surname. If more than one affiliation, use sequential superscript numbers to identify each institution. Example:
   M. Rossi1, J. Doe2, F. Bloggs1,2
   1Dept Biomembranes, Golgi & Veratti Univ., Pavia, Italy
   2Dept Bioblast Analyses, Altmann Univ., Leipzig, Germany

Abstract text. Keep the abstract text to within 2500 characters, spaces included. If this text is too long, your abstract submission will fail. This text should be in a single paragraph and may cite up to a maximum of two journal references.

Synoptic CV

The CV is an integral part of your application. Please provide a synoptic CV on a single A4 page, as a PDF file; longer CVs will be discarded. This file can be uploaded through the application form.

Letter of recommendation

In order to be considered, applications need to be complemented by two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's mentor. These should be e-mailed—as PDF files, within 19 December 2011—to IAS.2012@azuleon.org. The PDF files should be labelled as Applicant'sSurname_ReferenceNumber_IAS2012.pdfe.g., Smith_a1b2_IAS2012.pdf.


Click HERE to submit your application.


Important dates

  • Applications open
    03 November 2011
  • Notification of selections
    16 January 2012
    (check your myIAS2012 page)


  • Applications
    19 December 2011
  • Selected applicants must confirm their acceptance by:
    23 January 2012

School Executive Board

Alfonso Araque
Madrid, Spain
Giorgio Carmignoto
Padua, Italy
Richard Robitaille
Montreal, QC, Canada
Paulo Magalhães
Padua, Italy