Financial Support

The overall record of external funding for research in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience is excellent. The combined annual total of grant funds awarded to our faculty last year was approximately $10.9 million.  The department also maintains ongoing research training programs funded by various NIH Institutes. Students admitted to our program can expect to be supported as graduate research assistants by one of these federally funded research training grants, by departmental funds, or by individual faculty research grants. 

An $8.9 million dollar Alcohol Research Center grant award to the department by NIAAA provides additional financial support. Check the PhD Student Stipend Information link on the OHSU Graduate Studies page for the most current stipend payment policy. All tuition and most fees are waived, and students are covered by the university's student health service.