2017 Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience
(CoSMo 2017)

Selection process

The number of participants of CoSMo 2017 is strictly limited to 40 to ensure an excellent instructor to participant ratio. As the organizers, we are confronted with the difficult task of selecting the participants from all qualified applications. To facilitate this process, we ask all applicants to provide a statement containing information documenting their background, expertise, and motivation for taking this course. Any other information that would help us make a decision is also welcome.

The organizers will evaluate all applications based on the submitted material. We are particularly interested in understanding your motivation for attending this summer school; how it would impact your career and how external referees judge your potential to meet those career goals. In order to ensure that everyone benefits as much as possible from this summer school, we will also take the appropriateness of your educational background into account. The selection of participants will therefore be based upon how much they would benefit from this training opportunity. Applicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been accepted. Applicants that have not been accepted will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.


Participants will be lodged in 17th Avenue Hall, a convenient walk away from the lecture and tutorial locations. Details will be sent to each participant.

Travel to Minneapolis

Minneapolis is part of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. It has easy access by plane, train, bus or car. To get to the University of Minnesota campus from the airport, please click here. Campus maps and directions can be found here. Detailed information about locations and schedule will be sent to all participants prior to the start of CoSMo.


Payment & Receipts

Thanks to NIH and Brain Canada funding, this year's summer school will be free of charge. Details will be communicated in the acceptance email.

Cancellation policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel so that other can get a chance to participate. For those who have received a travel scholarship, we will not be able to reimburse any costs unless you are attending.