Doctoral/Postdoc Consortium

Up to 10 Graduate students and postdoctoral trainees from US institutions will be considered for travel support to participate at the Conference Doctoral/Postdoctoral Consortium.

The Doctoral/Postdoctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary environment that promotes convergence research, creativity and innovation, under the guidance of a trans-disciplinary panel of distinguished researchers, artists, and innovators. We invite students to benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work or postdoctoral research at the interface between the arts, science, engineering, humanities, or medicine, to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with students and senior researchers in the field.


Goals of the Consortium :

  • Provide a curated setting where students can present their work in poster format and meet other students, and senior researchers from USA, Europe, Latinoamerica and Asia.
  • Provide feedback on students’ current research and guidance on future research directions,
  • Promote networking and career development
  • Contribute to the conference goals through active participation and interaction with other researchers and conference events.
  • Participate in the BCI hackathon and MBI workshop to gain new skills and collaborators.
  • The consortium will be a single track organized along the conference events. The organizing committee expects funding for the Doctoral/Postdoctoral Consortium and expect to offer travel fellowships to selected graduate students and postdocs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Application to the Consortium:

If you are interested in attending the conference and consortium, please email the following documents to Jose L. Contreras-Vidal at jlcontreras-vidal [at] For full consideration, please apply by April 30, 2019.

  1. your biosketch
  2. letter of recommendation from your advisor, including confirmation of your status as grad student or postdoc/fellow
  3. one page abstract (as a 'late breaking' abstract summarizing your research or research interest and why you want to attend the meeting) submitted through easychair (see 'Authors' at

The application must be submitted as a single PDF file. Item 3 must also be submitted through the conference website.

The strongest candidates will be those who have a clear topic and research interests at the nexus of art, science, engineering, humanities and/or medicine.