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My winning proposal: Overcoming obstacles to get international experience

Michelle Marneweck is an early-career researcher but she already has significant international experience under her belt. The behavioral neuroscientist tells Gerd Winter about overcoming setbacks and working internationally.

After completing her PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2014, Michelle Marneweck took up an offer to work as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University, in the United States, initially supported by her supervisor.

However, to continue her American research experience she required funding and this did not come easily. Twice she applied for an American-Australian Fellowship (awarded by the American Australian Association), a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation grant, and the Australian Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship; all without success.

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