Joining The BRI
The UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI) is a campus-wide, uniquely collaborative community of faculty, clinicians and research scientists advancing our understanding of the brain in health and disease.
There are many benefits of membership. They include:
- Eligibility for BRI Endowed Term Chairs and Scholarships
- Support for multi-investor grants including training grants, project programs and center grants
- Support given annually for Affinity Groups, Integrative Centers and related Workshops/Symposia
- Awards given annually to outstanding faculty members
- Awards given annually to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students from member's laboratories
- Invitations to BRI-sponsored events including annual lectureships and the Joint Seminars in Neuroscience series
- Opportunities to participate in and support educational endeavors such as exciting outreach opportunities aimed at inspiring interest in neuroscience from diverse groups of students aged middle school and upwards
- BRI website and featured articles highlighting member's research and accomplishments and publicizing upcoming events
- Regular updates on neuroscience community events and receipt of the BRI's biannual newsletter and calendar highlighting images from member's laboratories
In return, BRI members will be expected to:
- Engage in one or more areas that support the mission of the BRI, including neuroscience-related research, education and outreach.
- Hold an appointment in the UCLA Academic Senate series (not Researcher series) or a joint appointment at UCLA if primary location is at another institution. Faculty members not in the Academic series may also become BRI members at the Director's discretion, if they are making significant contributions to the mission of the BRI.
- Submit an up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae annually, including a link to your entire publication record (this may be an NCBI "My Bibliography" link (preferred), Google Scholar, ResearcherID, ResearchGate profile, etc.). We require this data annually to update the BRI's member interactome and annual report.
- Optional presentation of a short lecture or data blitz introducing and summarizing your major areas of research as part of the Joint Seminars of Neuroscience series. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the BRI community and an effective way to establish exciting new research collaborations with other members. Upon request, these presentations can also be filmed and posted on our website and YouTube channel.
- Acknowledge the BRI in papers and presentations if a member receives special funding from the BRI.
There is no annual renewal requirement for continued membership. The Director has the discretion to end membership as appropriate.
If you would like to receive email correspondence (news, funding opportunities, on campus lectures, etc.) from the BRI, please join the BRI Affiliated Listserv by sending your name and email address to Joseph Quintero (JMQuintero@mednet.ucla.edu). You will receive an email confirmation once your name has been added to the BRI Listserv.