Grant Writing and Review Workshop, Feb 22

Grant Writing and Review Workshop, Thursday Feb 22, 12noon - 2pm.
To register to attend at the Rotman Research Institute (Toronto) click here.
To register to attend at McGill Univ, Stewart Biology Bldg, room N2/13, 1205 Dr Penfield Ave, click here.

Workshop Overview: This workshop will give graduate and postdoctoral trainees insight into research grant opportunities and the process of obtaining funding. The panel discussion will include speakers with expertise in grants and grant management.

Workshop Objectives:
     • Learn about the kinds of grants available to young scientists
     • Learn what qualities contribute to a good (and bad) grant application
     • Understand the time commitments of grant application and grant management

Workshop Instructors:
Dr. Ellen Bialystok is a Professor of Psychology at York University who reviews extensively for granting agencies in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Jean Chen is a Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute who has served as reviewer for CIHR, NSERC, the Alzheimer's Association (US) and the Medical Research Council (UK).
Dr. Blake Richards is an Asst Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto who holds grants from NSERC, CFI, Human Frontier Science Program, and Google.

Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics, June 18-29

Summer School in Nonlinear Dynamics with Applications to Neuroscience and Psychology; June 18-29, 2018, McGill University

A two-week summer school in theory and applications of nonlinear dynamics in neuroscience and psychology is available to CREATE trainees. Registration is required and seats are limited; the program (click here for full program) includes tutorials by experts in nonlinear dynamics, computer lab applications, and trainee presentations. Travel funds are available for CREATE trainees; housing and food costs are included.

Applications for registration are due by April 15 and decisions will be confirmed by May 1. Priority will be given to graduate trainees, but all trainees are eligible. To apply to register, click here. Trainees should also ask their CREATE supervisors to confirm their application for the summer school by sending an email to dynamics.create @

Preliminary Schedule

Mentors: Leon Glass; Gil Bub; Julie Carrier; Frédéric Guichard;  Frithjof  Lutscher; Caroline Palmer; Michael Guevara; Anmar Khadra; Derek Bowie; Jacques Bélair; Erik Cook; Arjun Krishnaswamy; Michael Mackey, Paul Francois; Paula Silva; Andre Longtin; Jennifer Ryan; Molly Henry

Sponsors: CREATE; CAMBAM; Estes Fund; Association for Psychological Science (US)

Conference on Complex Oscillatory Systems

March 19-23, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona

CD-Create trainees are eligible to attend this conference and tutorials on nonlinear dynamics with free registration. This is a first-come, first-served offer for the first 8 trainees. Write to dynamics.create (at) with request to participate.

The AMCOS conference brings together renowned experts and young researchers who work on the modeling of complex systems, and the analysis of complex data sets in order to infer structure and functionality of networks. Accompanying tutorials by leading experts will interactively introduce the different conference themes.

Keynote speakers: Leon Glass, Damian H. Zanette

Topics covered: synchronization and nonlinear dynamics - dynamics on networks - connectivity and network inference - data analysis in neuroscience - critical phenomena - neural field models - computational neuroscience - complex oscillatory behaviour in physiology

Tutorials: Leading experts in the field will introduce the different conference themes interactively in tutorials on the first day of the conference week. The speakers are:

Ralph G. Andrzejak, Arkady Pikovsky, Michael Rosenblum, Aneta Stefanovska.

Tentative list of topics includes basic theory of synchronization, synchronization approach to data analysis, basic concepts of nonlinear time series analysis, and time series analysis of non-autonomous dynamics.

Participants are required to bring laptops installed with MATLAB/Octave if they want to take part in the practical activities.

Do you want to present your work? Registration and abstract submission opens October 20th, 2017. More info at or contact us via e-mail: amcosconference (at)

Are you a McGill graduate student? Click here to apply for travel funds to the Complex Oscillatory Systems Conference.