Brain and Mind Institute

Western Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fund

The Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada is pleased to announce a continued funding opportunity that would support up to 5 new postdoctoral researchers.    

Recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, BMI aims to recruit leading postdoctoral candidates in order to further understand how the brain allows us to perceive the world, makes sense of what we see and hear, remember the past and plan for the future, communicate our thoughts to others, choose goals, plan actions and carry those actions out.  Postdoctoral fund recipients will work with BMI researchers who have access to state-of-the-art facilities for cognitive neuroscience research, including magnetic resonance imaging (with research-dedicated 3T and 7T MRI scanners for fMRI, DTI, MRS, etc.), neurophysiology, human electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, EMG), neurostimulation (TMS, tDCS), cluster computing, access to a diverse range of clinical populations, human behavioral and kinematic testing equipment, and a sleep lab.

Potential postdoctoral candidates must not exceed three years from completing their PhD and will need to contact one or more prospective advisors at BMI to discuss collaborative research possibilities.  The postdoctoral fund program offers two years of salary, split equally between BMI support and grants from the BMI advisor(s). Please note that funding priority will be given to exceptionally meritorious external applicants whose advisor(s) have not received previous support from this program.

To apply, please submit the following items by email to

(1) Application form
(2) Postdoctoral candidate’s CV
(3) Statement(s) from proposed BMI advisor(s)
(4) Two reference letters

The deadline to submit applications for the 2018 competition round is January 31, 2018.    

Inquiries about the application process may be forwarded to Specific questions about this program may be sent to Dr. Melvyn Goodale, Director of the BMI, at 

To view past Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fund recipients, please click here