2010 Summer School of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology now accepting applications

The Summer School of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, an intensive one-week course in the basic principles of behavioral neuroendocrinology, is planned (pending funding) for July 10-17, 2010 on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Leaders in the field will be brought to Emory from all over the U.S. to discuss topics such as sex differences in behavior and the nervous system, the effects of hormones on brain structures and processes, and the neuroendocrinology of stress. In addition to these discussions there will be workshops on bioinformatics and the analysis of hormone-dependent behaviors. The course is intended for undergraduates (or recent graduates) who are contemplating applying to graduate school. The aim is to give trainees an appreciation for behavioral neuroendocrinology as a discipline, as well as a sense of what it is like to have a career in science.  Following the one-week course, trainees will attend the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) in Toronto, Canada, July 18-22, 2010. Attending the SBN meeting is an excellent way for trainees to find graduate programs and faculty mentors with matching interests.

All travel expenses, room, and board in Atlanta and Toronto will be paid by the program. Students wishing to participate must commit to attending the entire course and SBN meeting (July 10-21, 2010). Note that travel to Canada requires a passport or a driver’s license AND birth certificate.

To apply, please visit www.ssbne.org. Application materials include the online application form, a cv, college transcript (unofficial is sufficient), and a 1-2 page statement of career goals and scientific interests. Applicants should arrange for 1-3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly tossbne@emory.edu.  Members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.