Bloomfield Travel award for graduate students / postdocs at Tel Aviv University to travel to McGill

Brain@McGill and Tel Aviv University Collaboration
Neurodevelopmental, Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Diseases:
Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Supported by the Eldee Foundation and the Bloomfield family of Montreal, Canada




The Tel Aviv University (TAU)-Brain@McGill student and post-doctoral fellow exchange collaborative program aims to expose excellent Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. Israeli students or postdocs (TAU) in the brain research field who can spend up to 3 months per year in a collaborating laboratory at McGill.

Five annual projects will be approved for either a TAU student/postdoc visit to Montreal. Priority will be given to new applications each year before extension for a second year.

The award will be made only to active TAU students or postdocs (i.e. on TAU scholarship) who still have at least a year to finish at TAU.

For Israelis travelling to McGill: US $11,000/project, funded by the Eldee Foundation/Bloomfield family donation to TAU via TAU Research Authority, will be available to cover airfare, accommodations and per diem in Montreal, and for continuation of the research project at TAU.

Application process

The Program is open for submission, which requires:

1) A collaboration proposal (forms are attached below and should be filled out by the mentors and students together).
2) Proven excellence and experience in the field, based on publications.
3) Student/postdoc academic record (i.e. mark average, B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D.).
4) Two letters of recommendation.

We encourage applications to include plans regarding future grant submissions.

Applications will be selected by the Academic Committees; the current committees are listed below.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by September 21st, 2015.

Please send applications to: Yulia Agranat (yuliaagr [at] and Dr. Anne McKinney (anne.mckinney [at]

Upon notification, collaborative agreements will sign standard institutional agreements regarding intellectual property (Please see accompanying “partnership details” document attached). All publications arising from the collaboration should include acknowledgement of the program.

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Please download the (fillable) Application Form (PDF). 


Program Administration


Tel Aviv University:
Illana Gozes, Ph.D.
The Lily and Avraham Gildor Chair for the Investigation of Growth Factors
Professor of Clinical Biochemistry
Director, Adams Super Center for Brain Studies
Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Phone: +972-3-640-7240
Fax: +972-3-640-8541
igozes [at]
Secretariat: Yulia Agranat <yuliaagr [at]>


McGill University:
Dr. Anne McKinney
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine
Chair, Brain@McGill
Phone: +1-514-398-5685
anne.mckinney [at]

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