ALBA FKNE YIBRO Diversity grants

Thank you for participating in the call for ALBA FKNE YIBRO grants

The results were announced on 1st July 2020.

In total, 286 scientists were awarded: 100 come from Africa, 101 come from Latin & South America, 58 come from Asia and 27 come from Europe and the Middle East.

Congratulations to the awardees! Visit our awardees' testimonials page.

The ALBA Network would like to thank the partners which helped making this grant programme possible: the FENS Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE)Young IBRO (YIBRO)FENSIBRO, the Federación Latinoamericana de Neurociencias y el Caribe (FALAN), the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), and the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA).

The call

The ALBA Network, the FENS Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE)Young IBRO (YIBRO) in partnership with FENSIBRO, the Federación Latinoamericana de Neurociencias y el Caribe (FALAN), the Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), and the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), are offering diversity access grants to the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. The grants correspond to waived registration to the FENS Forum 2020 for scientists from countries classified as low, low-middle and upper-middle income economies by the World Bank (see full list below).

This call is open to all members of FALAN, FAONS and SONA (i.e., members of the associated member societies) but applications from scientists in other eligible countries are also encouraged. While priority in the selection shall be given to early career scientists (MSc, PhD students, Postdocs), the call is open to all eligible scientists. 

Eligible criteria:

Please note:

  • Abstract submission and poster presentation are not included in the grants.
  • Selected scientists should not register individually to the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. They will be provided support for their registration by the FENS Forum administration after the results are announced.

Applications closed on 14 June 2020

Countries classified as low, low-middle and upper-middle income economies by the World Bank

Here are listed countries classified as:

  • Low-income economies
  • Lower-middle-income economies
  • Upper-middle-income economies

source: World Bank country classification

Afghanistan Dominican Republic Liberia Senegal
Albania Ecuador Libya Serbia
Algeria Egypt, Arab Rep. Madagascar Sierra Leone
American Samoa El Salvador Malawi Solomon Islands
Angola Equatorial Guinea Malaysia Somalia
Argentina Eritrea Maldives South Africa
Armenia Eswatini Mali South Sudan
Azerbaijan Ethiopia Marshall Islands Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Fiji Mauritania St. Lucia
Belarus Gabon Mauritius St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Belize Gambia, The Mexico Sudan
Benin Georgia Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Suriname
Bhutan Ghana Moldova Syrian Arab Republic
Bolivia Grenada Mongolia Tajikistan
Bosnia and Herzegovina Guatemala Montenegro Tanzania
Botswana Guinea Morocco Thailand
Brazil Guinea-Bissau Mozambique Timor-Leste
Bulgaria Guyana Myanmar Togo
Burkina Faso Haiti Namibia Tonga
Burundi Honduras Nauru Tunisia
Cabo Verde India Nepal Turkey
Cambodia Indonesia Nicaragua Turkmenistan
Cameroon Iran, Islamic Rep. Niger Tuvalu
Central African Republic Iraq Nigeria  Uganda
Chad Jamaica North Macedonia Ukraine
China Jordan Pakistan Uzbekistan
Colombia Kazakhstan Papua New Guinea  Vanuatu
Comoros Kenya Paraguay Venezuela, RB
Congo, Dem. Rep Kiribati Peru Vietnam
Congo, Rep. Korea, Dem. People's Rep. Philippines West Bank and Gaza
Costa Rica Kosovo Romania Yemen, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire Kyrgyz Republic Russian Federation Zambia
Cuba Lao PDR Rwanda Zimbabwe
Djibouti Lebanon Samoa  
Dominica Lesotho São Tomé and Principe