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FAPESP-Baylat Workshop on Neural Basis of Stress, Fear and Anxiety

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

May 1 – 5, 2019

The aim of this joint workshop is to promote and enhance collaborations of neuroscientists from research institutions of the State of São Paulo (Brazil) and the Free State of Bavaria (Germany), within the topic of Stress, Fear and Anxiety. As key states on research productivity and impact on each respective country, this is a strategic opportunity to enhance the research collaboration between Brazil and Germany. Both states are well represented on the topic of Stress, Fear and Anxiety, with established research groups on the field, and will greatly benefit from the strengthening of this transatlantic network.

More specifically, German researchers will contribute to Brazilian groups with know-how of cutting-edge techniques and advances still not fully implemented in Brazil; and Brazilian researchers will contribute to German groups with their expertise in more naturalistic experimental settings for behavioral research, and strong background on pharmacology. Besides, talented young researchers from both states will have the opportunity to learn about different methods and perspectives, and think of new creative ways of developing their own research projects. Also, cross-country internships for training and exchange of post-docs will be encouraged after the connections are made.


Who can participate?

Early career researchers, or PhD students about to defend thesis, working on research institutions of the Free State of Bavaria or of the State of São Paulo, to be selected based on their application documents.

a. Early career researchers must have a PhD, obtained less than 10 years prior to the workshop.
b. PhD students must have their thesis defense scheduled for no more than 12 months after the start of the workshop.

All candidates selected to participate in the workshop will have travel and accommodation costs covered by the organizers!


How to apply?

The interested candidates should send the following documents by email*:
– Letter of recommendation (max. 1 page) (preferably written by the current or past supervisor), stating the strengths of the candidate and the possible benefits from the participation on the workshop;

– Candidate’s brief scientific CV (max. 2 pages);

– Letter of motivation (max. 1 page), highlighting the possible benefits of participating in the workshop and future career plans;

– Short description (max. 2 pages) of own research project;

– Abstract of proposal presentation (oral and/or poster);

– PhD students must send a document of their institution or of their PhD supervisor stating that they are about to finalize their thesis within maximum 12 months after the start of the workshop.

*for applicants in Germany: documents should be addressed to; for applicants in Brazil: documents should be addressed to; cc:


Important dates

Application deadline: 30 November 2018

Communication of approval to the selected applicants: 18 February 2019.


Financial support