Call for applications for the INPhINIT Fellowships Programme, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language


”la Caixa” Foundation is launching a new call for applications for the INPhINIT Fellowships Programme. The application deadline is 1 February 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (Central European Time - CET).

In this second call it will grant 57 3-year fellowships to talented researchers of any nationality to carry out a doctorate at top Spanish research centres accredited with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu distinction and at Carlos III Health Research Institutes, in the disciplines of Bio and Health Sciences, Technology, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics.

BCBL – Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is a "Severo Ochoa" Centre and Host Institution in INPhINIT call, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, training and knowledge transfer within the area of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The projects on offer for this call are:

 •        Brain_Sign: Language circuits in sign language processing (Supervisor: Prof. Manuel Carreiras)

•        Deaf_Readers: Cortical circuits for reading in the deaf (Supervisor: Prof. Manuel Carreiras)

•        Laterality: Brain lateralization for language (Supervisor: Prof. Manuel Carreiras)

•        Presurgical: Presurgical mapping and brain plasticity linked to brain surgery (Supervisor: Prof. Manuel Carreiras)

•        Optimization in second language pronunciation (Supervisor: Dr. Clara Martin)

•        The impact of literacy on speech perception (Supervisor: Dr. Clara Martin)

•        Reading beyond the reading network: Hippocampal and thalamic contributions to reading (Supervisor: Dr. Kepa Paz-Alonso)

•        Functional and structural common neural basis of creativity across specific domains (Supervisor: Dr. Kepa Paz-Alonso

•        Neural modulation of self-representations in memory and language systems (Supervisor: Dr. Kepa Paz-Alonso

•        Impact of early language history on reading acquisition: A focus on bilingualism (Supervisor: Dr. Marie Lallier)

•        Predictive timing and the sensorymotor integration (Supervisor: Dr. Nicola Molinaro)

•        Timing in audiovisual speech integration: A neurophysiological assessment for language disorders (Supervisor: Dr. Nicola Molinaro)

•        Development of physiologically-informed spatiotemporal deconvolution algorithms to investigate brain function with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) (Supervisor: Dr. Cesar Caballero)     

•        Studying the dynamics of human brain function at rest with electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). (Supervisor: Dr. Cesar Caballero)     

•        Deep learning algorithms to study human brain function with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (Supervisor: Dr. Cesar Caballero)