The OHSU Brain Institute (OBI) announces the availability of two one-year fellowships (to include base stipend plus $2,000, partial tuition and fees) to support graduate students (PhD or MD/PhD) interested in research relevant to the study of the neurobiology of disease. Applications will be judged on the basis of scientific merit, novelty, relevance of the research to the neurobiology of disease, the commitment of the student to ongoing research on the neurobiology of disease, and the mentor’s qualifications. One fellowship, awarded in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics and the Doernbecher Foundation, will be focused on pediatric disease. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2011.
- Student must have completed at least one year of Ph.D. or M.D. training (for M.D./Ph.D. students) at OHSU and be enrolled full-time as a Ph.D. student during the proposed year of fellowship support.
- Preference will be given to 3rd and 4th year graduate students and students who have not previously received an OBI Graduate Student Fellowship. The student’s research interest(s) must be relevant to the neurobiology of disease. One will specifically address pediatric neurobiology of disease and will be awarded in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics and the Doernbecher Foundation.
- Student must have identified a mentor who has agreed to supervise the dissertation and provide support for the student’s research.
- Student must be in good academic standing with a GPA ≥ 3.0.
Graduate students interested in applying for these fellowships should submit the following (preferably as a single pdf document):
- A brief description of the proposed research (three pages maximum, not including references). This should include a clearly stated hypothesis, specific aims, impact, significance, preliminary data and experimental design. Font should be Arial or New Times and be no smaller than 11 point. Margins should be 1”. Applications using smaller fonts or margins will not be considered.
- A description (1/2 page) of student’s long term career goals.
- Student’s curriculum vitae.
- A letter from the mentor indicating the support available for the graduate student and the proposed research.
- Mentor’s biographical sketch and research support (NIH format).
Awards will be announced by December 1, 2011, which will be the start date of the award. Submit applications by email to Bobby Heagerty, coordinator, OHSU Brain Institute.