IBRO-SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO 2019
Apply here for the 2019 isiCNI. You can find more information on the course at https://imbizo.africa

Please follow the instructions closely, answer all questions succinctly, and stay within the prescribed word limits.

You will be able to change your application details after you hit the submit button. Applications will close on the 24th July 2018. The website will send you a confirmation email that provides a link to come back to edit your response until the deadline.

NOTE that automated requests for references will be sent immediately after you submit the first time, so you cannot change your reviewers after the first submission.

Reference information will have to be submitted by August 5th 2018 , so the sooner you notify your referees, they have more time.

Applicants will be notified of outcomes by email by mid September, 2018.

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The isiCNI is a full-on, totally immersive experience with a full schedule. There will be no time for personal off-campus activities. If you cannot commit to twenty one subsequent days of intense science, socialising and fun, please do not apply.

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The aim of this course is to bring together students from a wide range of backgrounds. An excellent computational neuroscientist may have little knowledge of cognitive science or computer science; an expert on machine learning may know a bit about neurobiology but little about human cognition and its development. As a prospective student, please explain where you fit in this space of expertise.
What is your highest academic degree? *
In what year did you obtain your highest academic degree? *
What University or Institute granted you the degree? *
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How do you compare academically to your undergraduate peers? *
0th percentile, everyone is better than me.
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Please rate your expertise in neuroscience *
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Please rate your expertise in statistics. *
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Please rate your expertise in mathematics. *
I have not taken any maths courses.
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Please rate your programming skills. *
I have never coded a script.
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What is your favourite and most frequently used programming language? *
Which of the following tasks have you used your programming skills for? *
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Which textbook for Computational Neuroscience do you rely most heavily on?
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Which academic journal do you browse most frequently? *
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What is your favourite neuroscience-related paper right now? *
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Please list your two best peer-reviewed publications and awards you may have received.
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Applying to the isi-CNI.
Here we would like to know what you hope to gain, and why you are applying to this summer school.
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What are your research interests and background (300 words) *
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How complementary will this course be to your education to date? *
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Please describe in broad strokes the kind of research project you would like to work on (200 words). *
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The course fee amounts to € 1100 and includes accommodation, meals, and transport to & from the airport. Partial and full scholarships for the course fee are available and distributed on the basis of merit and need. Please answer the € amount you would like to apply for.
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Are you directly funded by the Simons Foundation or IBRO ? If so, please specify below.
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