About the Program
The Latin American Training Program (LATP) is a comprehensive, year-long online training program. It provides webinars, recorded content, and online discussions on cutting edge science and professional development to young investigators from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Now in its sixth year, the LATP is supported by The Grass Foundation, The Latin American Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), US/Canada Regional Committee (US/CRC) of IBRO, and the selected hosted institutions.
- All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Latin America or the Caribbean and enrolled in an advanced degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellowship in the region.
- All applicants must also be proficient in English. Coursework, webinars, and online discussions are conducted in English.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of recommendation
- An essay describing why you wish to participate in the program and how will you benefit (500 word maximum)
- All application materials must be submitted in English.
Latin American Training Program Scholars
All eligible applicants will be invited to become LATP Associates, including those selected as LATP Fellows. Features of the LATP Associates Program include:
- A virtual Latin American Training Community that features webinars, recorded lectures, and discussions with course faculty and Alumni.
- Information on career and funding opportunities specific to the region.
- Access to live streaming of the three-week course attended by Fellows (course is also recorded for on-demand viewing).
Those who have successfully completed the online course components will receive a certificate of completion.
In the selection of Fellows, preference will be given to those trainees who have demonstrated excellence in the field and have an interest in the course topic. Prior publication will be viewed favorably.
Up to 15 applicants will be selected for the LATP Fellows Program. Highlights include:
- Participation in a three-week live course hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.
- Travel, lodging, and meals during the live course are covered as part of the fellowship.
- Complimentary registration and a travel stipend to attend SfN’s Annual Meeting following completion of the online program.
August 26 – September 13; Instituto de Fisiología Celular, UNAM, Mexico
The 2019 Fellows Course will take place at the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Institute for Cellular Physiology. The three-week course is titled “Enlightening the Brain: The Use of Light to Understand the Function of the Nervous System.”
2018 - 2019 LATP
August 26 – September 15; University of Valparaíso, Chile
Fifteen top candidates participated in the three-week LATP course, “From Molecules to Behavior: The Quest for New Treatments of Neuropathologies.” Taking place in the Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaíso (CINV) at the University of Valparaíso in Chile, the course brought together top faculty from across the region and the world to provide participants with high-quality lectures, lab exercises, and training on vital professional development topics.
Course materials will be made available to LATP scholars and alumni to allow students from the region to benefit from the science and topics discussed at the University of Valparaíso.