Brain and Mind Institute

Exchange Programs at BMI

The Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) at Western University is pleased to announce the following two exchange opportunities:

BMI and the Geneva Neuroscience Center - University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland
In April of 2014, Western University and the University of Geneva approved an exchange program for PhD graduate students, postdocs, researchers, professors and teaching staff. Those who work in labs supervised by BMI core members are eligible to apply.  For more information on this exchange program, email

BMI and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour - Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands
A Joint Research Symposium was held on June 1, 2016, followed by a meeting with researchers from both the Brain and Mind Institute and the Donders Institute to establish an exchange program for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.  This collaborative initiative provided a great opportunity for BMI members to apply for funding in order to visit the Donders Institute.

The first Call for Applications went out to those who worked in labs supervised by BMI core and associate members.  BMI nominations were sent to by October 15, 2016 and then forwarded to to be adjudicated. Results from the first competition are now available here

The next competition deadline will be announced shortly.  In addition, there will be a  5-month exchange call for nominations with a submission deadline of  November 1, 2017.  All recipients will have to travel by July 31, 2018.  For more information, including last year's application process, click here.  Visit the Donders Institute website for more information on the exchange program at

Testimonials  - from recipients of the above exchange programs