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Opportunities and Calls


Request for Applications – The NIH BRAIN Initiative has released a BRAIN Neuroethics Request For Applications (RFA-MH-19-400). Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to contact James Churchill ([email protected]) and Khara Ramos ([email protected]). This RFA has multiple receipt dates, including: February 4, 2019, October 9, 2019 and October 9, 2020.

NIH Opportunities – The following active NIH BRAIN Initiative training opportunities include neuroethics within scope. See the announcements for full requirements and details, including the scientific contacts at NIH. BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32); BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00, Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed); BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00, Independent Clinical Trial Required).

Postdoctoral Researcher – Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine are seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher to take the lead on a project funded by the BRAIN Initiative entitled “Assessing the Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Agency.” This position is renewable for a period of three years from January 2019; start date flexible. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowships – The Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit is seeking two postdoctoral fellows or graduate students to work on two main projects. The first project examines the ethical and social implications of health care transitions for youth with chronic conditions, including rare diseases. The second project examines the ethics of registry-based type-1 diabetes research. Positions will remain open until filled.

Call for Papers – The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics invites submissions for its annual "Clinical Neuroethics" issue addressing questions that are directly relevant to the translation of the brain sciences in clinical medicine and their related application in law and public life. Send your papers with a 100 word abstract to Editor Thomasine Kushner ([email protected]) making sure to follow journal guidelines for preparation of manuscripts. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2019.

Call for Abstracts – The Neuroethics Network invites researchers to submit abstracts for e-posters for its three events taking place in June and July in Paris, France. Abstracts should be submitted to Thomasine Kushner, ([email protected]) by January 15, 2019.

Call for Papers – Scholars are invited to submit an extended abstract to the meeting on (Clinical) Neurotechnology Meets Artificial Intelligence: Philosophical, Ethical, Legal and Social Implications, to be held May 8-10, 2019, in Munich, Germany. The event is being organized by Project INTERFACES, Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine, LMU Munich. Submission deadline is January 15, 2019.