(Fwd) Women in Neuroscience -Europe

AnneM (AnneM@edc.org)
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Anne McAuliffe <AnneM@edc.org>
Subject: (Fwd) Women in Neuroscience -Europe
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Date: 2/12/98 15:25

Andrea Zardetto-Smith-

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 17:39:34 +0100
From: Monica Paolini <paolini@neurobiologie.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
To: amzarsmi@creighton.edu
Subject: Women in Neuroscience Europe

Dear Colleague,

we would like to inform you that we have recently established Women in
Neuroscience Europe (WIN-Europe), as a chapter of Women in Neuroscience, an
association that promotes the professional advancement of women

WIN-Europe was created to address issues more specifically relevant to
women neuroscientists in Europe. Currently, we are offering travel awards
to young neuroscientists to attend the upcoming ENA conference in Berlin
and we have arranged a social event during the conference, at which
women neuroscientist can meet.The announcement for the travel awards is
printed below.

We are also planning to start a mentoring program for students and to
organize symposia that address issues of interest to women neuroscientists
in conjunction with various scientific meetings, such as the ENA conference.

Of course, our success ultimately depends on your support. While we accept
donations, we are not asking for financial contributions. We would like to
hear your opinions and your suggestions. Please send them to Giordana Grossi
(grossi@braindev.uoregon.edu). Also, please forward this message to other
European women neuroscientists who you think might be interested.

Perhaps even more importantly, we need volunteers who:

* could help us coordinate WIN-Europe activities
* are interested in reviewing travel award applications
* would like to participate in the mentoring program
* are willing to help us with fundraising

You do not need to devote large amounts of time, and you do not need to
have any prior experience in all this. We are confident that it will be as
fun and interesting as it is for us.

If you interested in mentoring, fundraising, or travel award applications,
write to Lorella Canzoniero (canzonie@neuro.wustl.edu). If you are
interested in coordinating WIN-Europe activities (e.g. organizing symposia,
formal or informal social meetings, etc) write to Monica Paolini


For updated information about WIN Europe check our homepage at:

http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~grossi/WIN-europe.html (in US)

http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Monica.Paolini/win-europe (in Europe)

or in the WIN homepage at:


If you would like to receive news and/or participate in discussions about
women in neuroscience in Europe, you can join our mailing list by sending
a request to Monica Paolini (paolini@neurobiologie.ruhr-uni-bochum.de).


If your would like to become a WIN member, please complete the membership
form that you will find at:


As a member, you will support WIN activities and you will receive the WIN




Women in Neuroscience Travel Awards to attend the 1998 Forum of European
Neuroscience in Berlin (June 27-July 1, 1998)

Women in Neuroscience (WIN) offers travel awards of 500DM to young
neuroscientists presenting a paper at the 1998 Forum of European
Neuroscience in Berlin (http://www.glia.mdc-berlin.de).

Who can apply

Young neuroscientists (graduate students or postdoctoral fellows) presenting
a paper as first authors at the conference who are not fully funded to attend
the conference. Awards will be given based on the scientific quality of the
abstract to be presented at the meeting.

How to apply

To apply for the travel awards send FOUR COPIES of the following documents:

1. A signed cover letter indicating:

-your surface and email address
-your current position and area of research
-the expected budget for your trip (US$ or DM)
-the funding you already have for your trip (US$ or DM)
-the expenses that the WIN award will cover (you will need to submit
receipts to receive the award).

2. An up-to-date CV, including the list of your publications

3. Abstract submitted to the ENA meeting

4. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's advisor, regarding the
applicant's professional potential and quality of work.

All the application documentation should be sent together, by surface mail.
Incomplete applications will be disregarded. Applications by fax or email
are not accepted.

Selected applicants will be required to attend the WIN social meeting to
receive their award.

Where to send your applications

Monica Paolini
Fakultaet fuer Biologie ND 7/31
Allg. Zoologie und Neurobiologie
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
D-44780 Bochum

When to apply

The postmark deadline for the applications is March 1, 1998. Regardless of
postmark date, only those applications received by March 20 will be accepted.

When you will know if you got the award

Awardees will be notified by May 27 via email and surface mail. The awards
will be formally presented at a WIN social meeting during the conference.

For more information on the travel awards and on WIN-Europe

Check the WIN-Europe homepage or send email to:
Lorella Canzoniero (canzonie@neuro.wustl.edu)
Monica Paolini (paolini@neurobiologie.ruhr-uni-bochum.de)


We are also seeking volunteers who would like to assist in reviewing the
applications. Interested individuals (with at least 4 years of postgraduate
experience) are urged to contact Lorella Canzoniero (canzonie@neuro.wustl.edu)

Andrea M. Zardetto-Smith, Ph.D.
Dept. of Physical Therapy
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
fax: 402-280-5692
Fax: 402-280-5692

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