ELSC Annual Retreat - Kibbutz Ein Gedi, March 11-13, 2018

March 11, 2018 - March 13, 2018

Competitive Travel Grants 

for Advanced PhD Students 

To present their work in 

The 2018 ELSC Annual Retreat 

March 11-13, Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel


ELSC retreat 2018


ELSC is a multidisciplinary neuroscience center. Our retreat covers the whole spectrum of brain research, including molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive and computational neuroscience. 

The ELSC retreat is an optimal venue for advanced PhD students to present their work and receive expert feedback. The program includes talks by our advanced graduate students and invited international plenary speakers, and a desert hike. See last year’s schedule at:


ELSC offers competitive scholarships to support the travel and accommodation of up to 15 outstanding international PhD students, in advanced stages of their graduate studies, to present their work in our retreat. 


Candidates are requested to send their CV, a letter of intent, and a recommendation letter to by December 15th. 

Awardees will be announced no later than January 15, 2018.


ELSC invites selected attendees to extend their visit and spend 2-3 days visiting ELSC labs, exploring opportunities for a postdoctoral internship and collaborations. We will be delighted to assist with the necessary arrangements. Information about ELSC’s PIs and their labs can be seen here.


The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a new scientific venture, building upon Hebrew University’s record of excellence and innovation in its multidisciplinary approach to brain science. At ELSC, researchers work collaboratively, covering the full spectrum of neuroscience research.