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The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society is excited to continue the virtual, global seminar series for early career researchers, IBNS (is) Staying Connected.” 

Our first seminar in December 2021 was a huge success and we are eager to plan the next installment for Thursday, February 24, 2022 (5-6pm EST), hosted by Dr. Susan Sangha and Dr. Janine Kwapis.

We will feature one speaker who is either a late-stage PhD student or a postdoctoral researcher.  The speaker will have 30 minutes to present their research, followed by 5 minutes of introspection about their own methods, data, and future directions, and finish off with a 10-15 minute Q&A.  This will provide the selected ECR with a unique opportunity to engage with the IBNS membership. If you’re interested in being a speaker, please submit a 200-word abstract of your research and a 150-word diversity statement by 11:59pm EST February 6, 2022.  Complete your application here of by clicking the button below.

Your abstract should clearly articulate your research question and approach, the interpretation of your findings and their implications, the innovativeness and impact of these findings, and should incorporate behavior.  

For the diversity statement, you should describe ways in which you have made efforts or plan to make future efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, with regards to culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, politics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and/or subculture, as described in the IBNS Diversity Statement.  A statement evaluated as Outstanding would include specific examples (e.g. partnering organizations, collaborators, and/or applicant led-initiatives/programs) of things that have been done or being planned, as well as a clear explanation how these examples promote diversity and inclusion within the field of behavioral neuroscience.   Your diversity statement will remain private among the few members reviewing the applications. Nothing in the diversity statement will be made public.

We will continue to host these seminars monthly leading into the 2022 IBNS Conference (June 7-11, 2022).


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Ethics and Diversity Committee 

Susan Sangha, Chair, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA 2022 
Janine Kwapis,   Co-Chair, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2023
Stephen Kent, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia 2022
Gregory Carr, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Baltimore, MD, USA 2022
Nicholas Everett, University of Sydney, Marsfield, Australia 2023
Nii Addy, Membership Committee Liason, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA  2023
Anand Gururajan, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia 2023
Carlos Bolanos Guzman, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA 2024
Christian Bravo-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR 2024
Martin Job, Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA 2024