[visionlist] "Vincenzo Tagliasco" - Post-doc Fellowship "Vision for the Blind""
giulio.sandini at iit.it
Wed Jan 6 09:11:03 GMT 2010
"Vincenzo Tagliasco" POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON
VISION RESEARCH FOR THE BLIND
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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