Courses at the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies are very intensive courses. They are structured to provide an informal, stimulating and non-intimidating atmosphere where participants can effectively build scientific relationships and develop collaborative networks with young scientists and senior investigators. Each Course Coordinator designs the curriculum of each Course and the high Faculty/Participant ratio is ensured by competitive selection in the application process.
Individuals wishing to attend a Course must complete the online Application Form available here
Admissions are on a rolling basis: the sooner an application is submitted, the better. Applications are encouraged from all scientists and scholars active in the research, clinical and otherwise scientific area of the Course. If you are unable to submit an application online, fax and email versions are also available (please email us for more details). Participants are selected on merit only.
The application review and selection process normally takes place weekly every Monday until the maximum number of participants has been reached for each Course. Additional application review processes may also take place at the NSAS discretion.
It is recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible in order to receive prompt consideration and increase the probability of acceptance. The selection process will focus on assembling a scientifically excellent and diverse group and will ensure a very effective Instructor:Participant ratio. For this reason the number of Participants will be limited to a maximum of 50 for each Course. Once the maximum number of participants has been reached, this will be immediately notified on the NSAS website. A small number of applicants may be placed on a waitlist in case of later cancellations. Applicants will be notified via email whether or not the application has been accepted.
Applicants are encouraged to provide detailed information accompanying their request to attend a Course. A carrier outline is essential as well as a brief description of the applicant’s goals and future direction in the neuroscience community. Letters of recommendation or blind references are not necessary but are encouraged. The selection process is a difficult task and solely depends upon the information provided by the applicants: it is highly recommended that particular attention is devoted to documenting how the applicant will benefit from the Course.
After the applicant’s request has been accepted, the applicants has approximately two weeks for accepting the offer, registering and providing the NSAS with a receipt of payment.
The specific deadline for registration and payment will be emailed to confirmed participants. If complete registration is not received within the deadline, the offer will be considered not accepted by the applicant. Should special circumstances prevent an applicant from meeting the registration deadline, please email us immediately and, at the NSAS discretion, if time allows and if this does not penalize other applicants, an extended deadline may be provided.
The NSAS Courses are designed for participants to fully profit from interaction with faculties and other participants both during the lectures as well as during the meals and recreation times. For these reasons, in order to maintain a small group that serves such goals also during the times outside the lecture hall, we remind participants that the presence of family, accompanying persons and guests must be well harmonized with the rest of the group.