[visionlist] "Vincenzo Tagliasco" - Post-doc Fellowship "Vision for the Blind""

Giulio Sandini giulio.sandini at iit.it
Wed Jan 6 09:11:03 GMT 2010




This is to announce the availability of a post-doctoral fellowship for research in the field of vision from a neuroscience, cognitive sciences and engineering perspective to improve the autonomy of blind and low-vision persons in private and professional life. 


The fellowship is sponsored by the David Chiossone Institute for the Blind  and Visually Impaired, the Department of Communication Computer and System Sciences  of the University of Genoa, the Italian  Union of the Blind, and  the Municipality of Genoa, Italy in memoriam of Prof. Vincenzo Tagliasco  and in celebration of the 2nd centenary of Louis  Braille’s birth. 


The fellowship of € 20,000 will have a duration of 10-18 months and will support the salary of a researcher holding a Ph.D. or a graduate student attending the  last  year of a Ph.D. course.   Candidates are eligible regardless of sex and nationality, if younger than 35 years yrs. at time of application. 


To stimulate cross-fertilization of Genoa's research activities, a special rule of the fellowship is that applicants should be either graduates from  the University of Genoa who propose to carry out research elsewhere, or graduates  from any other  university  who  propose a program to be carried out at  the  University  or  in  Research  Institutes  or Industries in Genoa.


The research project, in the field of neuroscience and vision engineering, must be dedicated to developing prostheses, equipments or tools for the blind  or  the  visually  impaired  to  improve  personal  interaction,  social  integration,  education, autonomy in private and professional life.  


Application must include: 
CV,  PhD  certification  or  certified  attendance  to  the  last  PhD  year,  a  detailed  research project, a formal statement from the host Institute accepting the project and indicating a local  tutor,  scientific  publications,  a  statement  excluding  conflicts  of  interest  or  parallel funding. Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent independently. 


Deadline is  March 31st, 2010.


Applications or questions should be sent to bandi at chiossone.it 


A specifically appointed selection committee  will  evaluate the  applications on the basis of scientific  relevance  and  feasibility and the applicant and hosting Institute qualifications. No grant will be awarded in case no application meets the requirements. The winner must accept formally within 2 weeks; the research project must be started and operative by September, 30th, 2010. 


See www.chiossone.it to download the full text of the call for applications.

The David Chiossone Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired,   

Corso  Armellini  11,  16122  Genova,  Italy,    tel.  0039-010-83421,  fax  ++8311414.  www.chiossone.it 



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