Neurobiology graduate fellowship funding from OHSU Brain Institute

The OHSU Brain Institute announces the availability of two one-year fellowships (to include base stipend plus $2,000) to support graduate students (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) 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.

The deadline to apply is October 15, 2013.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must have completed at least one year of Ph.D. training 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 OHSU Brain Institute Graduate Student Fellowship.
  • The student’s research interests must be relevant to the neurobiology of disease. For the Pediatric Neurobiology of Disease Fellowship, relevance to a pediatric disease in mandatory.
  • 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 as a single PDF document:

  • Title page with name of student, title of project and name of primary mentor.
  • 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).

To submit applications, email Bobby Heagerty, director of Community Affairs & Education at the OHSU Brain Institute. Awards will be announced by November 15, 2013.

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