IBRO continues to focus on strengthening its commitment to providing equitable, diverse, and inclusive opportunities for the global neuroscience community.
In this context, IBRO has been supporting early-career neuroscientists through funds such as the Early career and Rising star awards, offering support for projects as well as for the establishment of their labs. In addition, Parenthood grants have been targeted to assist scientists approaching parental leave.
With the return of in-person events, IBRO has also been providing global support for schools, conferences, and meetings, including events dedicated to increasing diversity in neuroscience. Additionally, IBRO has also supported the attendance of PhD students and early-career researchers at conferences and lab internships through travel grants and exchange fellowships. Recognizing the importance of science education beyond academia, IBRO has also supported outreach and engagement projects, including events taking place during Brain Awareness Week.
Finally, in 2022, IBRO’s president, Dr. Tracy L. Bale, and treasurer, Dr. Jerome Sanes, were re-elected for a second term, while Dr. Giuseppe Di Giovanni was elected to serve as Secretary General-elect in 2023, starting his term as Secretary General in 2024. New and re-elected members have also been chosen to compose IBRO’s Regional Committees, starting from January 2023.
In 2023-2024, IBRO looks forward to continuing its efforts to ensure impactful outcomes for its initiatives that ultimately aim to elevate neuroscience research and education around the world. IBRO will continue to offer support for individuals and organizers at all career stages – the full calendar of international opportunities can be accessed here.
The IBRO 2023 World Congress will be a focal point in 2023, bringing outstanding neuroscientists from all over the world to Granada, Spain, from 9 to 13 September 2023. This will also be the occasion for IBRO’s Executive Committee and Governing Council to meet. In addition, IBRO will be present at many different events throughout the year, all over the world, including the BNA 2023 Festival of Neuroscience in Brighton, UK, the FENS Regional Meeting in Algarve, Portugal, the SONA meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it will host another Executive Committee meeting, and the Chinese Neuroscience Society meeting, in Zhuhai, China. IBRO will also exhibit at the SfN meeting in Washington D.C., US, where it will hold the final Executive Committee meeting of the year.
Various special issues of IBRO’s journals Neuroscience and IBRO Neuroscience Reports will be published in 2023, while the impact factor of IBRO Neuroscience Reports, IBRO’s open access journal, is due to be released by the end of the year.
Finally, IBRO will also launch a new website in 2023, reflecting its commitment to improved accessibility, inclusivity, and transparency.