Animal models to study the relationship between kidney disease and mild cognitive impairment

Call for applications – Animal models to study the relationship between kidney disease and mild cognitive impairment

COST ACTION CONNECT (Cognitive decline in neuro-nephrology) CA19127

Application deadline
August 31st, 2023

Health professionals, researchers and healthcare students of all ages are invited to join CONNECT Training School entitled “Animal models to study the relationship between kidney disease and mild cognitive impairment” which will be held in presence in Belgrade, Serbia on 28-29 September 2023. The main aim is to deepen the knowledge about top-of-the-art methods that allow studying brain functions in models of kidney disease.

Program and more details: here.

15 grants are available and will be applied to trainees per COST Action participating Country. 

Rules for Training schools and reimbursements are available here.

FAQ’s are available here.

Selection criteria

  1. PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, Early Career Researchers, or investigators employed by, or affiliated to, an institution, organisation or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research in the field of neuroscience or kidney physiology.
  2. Speaking English
  3. Appropriateness of CV and statement of interest sent for the application (see below)

How to apply
Applicants should send an e-mail to Carsten Alexander Wagner and attach one single document:

  • A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to one page
  • Short CV

Additional information
Language: English / Number of participants: 15 reimbursed/No registration fee/ Trainees can be reimbursed for their long-distance travel expenses in line with the COST eligibility rules. The reimbursement covers the incurred accommodation, meals, and local travel expenses.

Trainees eligible for reimbursement: • Trainees from COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Member participating in the Action. COST Policy and Rules, in particular the Excellence and Inclusiveness Policy will be considered when selecting the participants.

Details regarding the venue and suggestions for accommodation will be provided to the selected applicants upon confirmation of participation in the course. 

This Training School is organized by COST Action CA19127 CONNECT (, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.


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