Neuromatch Academy is run by volunteers to provide an accessible online computational neuroscience summer school developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative stemmed from organizers of the CoSMo summer school and the Neuromatch online conference.
The Academy aims to replicate certain key features of traditional summer schools such as:
But it also has a special focus on:
For more on the origin and ethos of the school, please see our Mission Statement.
The school will take place over three weeks (July 13-31, 2020), with 6+ hours of lectures and practical work per day.
Participants will fall into different categories:
The school aims to have several thousand students, with roughly one-third participating as interactive students. The ratio of TAs to interactive students will be about 1:6-8. TAs will be matched to students based on research interests, time zones, languages and skill level.
The school is generously supported by many sponsors. The most up-to-date list of formal sponsors can be found on the main page.
Costs of running the school are minimal because it is virtual. The main costs include:
A small fee for full-time students/academics on the Interactive track may be applied to offset costs (with fee waivers available).
The impact of the school will extend beyond its three weeks. This will occur through:
The school is organized and run by an extensive team of volunteers. Executive committee members include:
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