Researchers and Clinicians Education Opportunities

Clinical Neuroscience Research & Neuroimaging Short Courses

This is a unique opportunity for clinicians and early career researchers from any discipline background with an interest in the neurosciences to formally refine their clinical research skills, be inspired and network for success.

The two 4 and a-half-day short courses can be taken as either professional development or award courses, forming together the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience). This master-level course was developed through the NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Neurosciences and is led by Laureate Professor Samuel Berkovic AC.  The introductory research course is offered by The University of Melbourne in partnership with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.


Download the short course program here.


29th — 9th June, 2017 
(Monday to Friday, daily 8:45 am until 5.00pm)


Hosted at the Melbourne Brain Centre @ Austin Health, Heidelberg campus


The short courses can be taken as a single week, with or without assessment, and are creditable as electives towards the new Master of Clinical Research (2018) and other postgraduate courses. FEE - HELP eligible.

Further info and applications is available here

You can also contact Dr Kathy Lefevere at or 9035 7082

Places are limited. Apply now.


Interested in heading to Canada on exchange?

A trainee exchange scheme with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute has been developed for graduate research students and postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience and mental health to spend up to eight weeks undertaking research with this partner institution.

The program will provide up to $9,000 CDN equivalent funding towards travel, accommodation and subsistence for each exchange recipient. As well, the University of Melbourne (MNI) or the Florey will contribute up to $5,000 AUD towards the Direct Research Costs incurred by the host laboratory for each exchange (contingent on provision of a budget and followed up by invoices).


Please find below the guidelines and application form for the scheme.


Monday 31 October 2017


Enquiries can be directed to Vikki Marshall ( and CCd to Jason Ng ( at the Hotchkiss.