Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN) Exchange Network
The Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN) Exchange Network is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships Mobility Programme. It is funded by the European Union over 4 years (2010 - 2014). It is co-ordinated by the University of Leipzig and it promotes mobility for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and staff and provides financial awards for exchanges in Europe and North-America.
The partnership in Europe:
- Neurobiology Lab (Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, University of Leipzig) Germany
- Institute of Psychology I (University of Leipzig) Germany
- MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig) Germany
- Department of Music (University of Helsinki) Finland
- Institute of Neuroscience (University of Newcastle) United Kingdom
- University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 France
- Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research (Nottingham) United Kingdom
- Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) France
The partnership in North America:
- Department of Psychology (McGill University, Montreal) Canada
- Baycrest Medical - Rotman Reasearch Institute (Toronto) Canada
- Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (McMaster University, Hamilton) Canada
- BRAMS - International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (University of Montreal) Canada
- Department of Psychology (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) USA
- Department of Psychology (New York University, New York) USA
Much of the current cutting-edge research in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience is highly multidisciplinary and relies strongly on international cooperation. Some of the foremost labs in the field of auditory science join forces to provide a unique international training program to students in the fields of basic science, biomedicine and biomedical engineering related to audition. The participating students have the opportunity to closely interact with experts studying the auditory system with different scopes.
Its aim is to support a total of 426 months of transatlantic exchange of doctoral and postdoctoral students and staff members. Students will typically spend 6 months in a partner institute across the Atlantic as part of a joint research project. Staff exchange is meant to enable the organization of lectures series and workshops across member institutions, as well as joint research and training of technical support staff. Each year the program makes available in the EU: 11 doctoral awards, 3 postdoctoral awards, and 4 staff awards; in North-America: 7 doctoral awards, 2 postdoctoral awards, and 2 staff awards. Awards include travel costs and living subsistence. The awards are given in yearly competitions.