CT IBACS Application for Seed Grant Fund

March 21, 2017

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is pleased to announce a new call for applications to its seed grant fund.

Full details (and forms for the required letter of intent) can be found on the Institute website. The seed fund is intended to fund activities in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (broadly construed) that are likely to lead to applications for external funding, or which otherwise contribute to the mission of the Institute. Preference will be given to activities that involve collaboration and expertise across laboratories and/or traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Applications for small grants (<$10,000) can be submitted at any time; applications in excess of $10,000 should be submitted by May 1st, 2017.

The Institute also invites applications for affiliate memberships.


BECOMING BRITISH: Citizenship & Belonging Post-Brexit

March 9, 2017

The Departments of Psychological Sciences, English, Journalism, and the Human Rights Institute co-sponsor a public talk by UK-based journalist Ismail Einashe on Tuesday, March 21, at 4 pm in BOUS Room 160.

 Mr. Einashe writes about migration, trauma, war, citizenship, Brexit and Trump’s immigration policy proposals for Warscapes, The Guardian, The Nation and other trustworthy media outlets. His talk is open to the public and is followed by a Q&A and pizza reception with students. Please come!

20th Neuroscience at Storrs

September 27, 2016

2016 Neuroscience BrochureMonday, October 24th, 2016 from 5pm to 8:30pm in Laurel Hall, first floor, Storrs Campus.

Please share this invitation with your students, postdocs, and fellow researchers. An itinerary of the symposium is reported below and in the attached brochure.

We look forward to your participation.


For general inquiries about the event, please contact the organizers:

Dr. Bin Feng (fengb@uconn.edu) – Dr. Sabato Santaniello (sabato.santaniello@uconn.edu) in the Biomedical Engineering department.




(5-6pm) Keynote lecture: This year our keynote speaker is Prof. David Ginty from Harvard University (https://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/fac/Ginty.php) with a talk on “A Molecular-genetic Approach to Decoding the Sense of Touch”


(6pm – 8:30pm) Reception, poster session and data blitz: A reception will follow the keynote lecture along with a poster session and short podium presentations (a.k.a. “data blitz”). Trainees with an interest in neuroscience are warmly encouraged to contribute to the poster and podium presentations. A prize will be assigned to the best short presentation. Further details will be emailed separately.

Poster for event can be found at this link

April, 2016: CLAS Excellence Awards

April 6, 2016

Psychological Sciences very own Carol Valone and Etan Markus were recognized at the CLAS College-wide Celebration on April 5th.

Carol Valone and Etan Markus, CLAS Excellence AwardsCarol was awarded the Staff Excellence Award

Etan was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award