Beginning in July 2023, the Computational Neuroscience Center has a new National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded training program, Training in theoretical and computational approaches to neural circuits of cognition, with annual support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Projects must be related to an overarching theme of circuits of cognition. They should fit within the mission and goals of the NIMH. This program supports collaborative work between experimental and theoretical labs, and applicants are required to have identified a secondary mentor at the time of application (from the faculty list). Current UW graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working with a training grant faculty member are eligible to apply, regardless of degree program or primary department.
Awardees will receive up to 2 years of stipend support, as well as partial tuition for students, as well as a small allowance for supplies and travel. In addition to funding, awardees will also participate in exciting interdisciplinary training including:
- Theory-driven experimental research design workshop
- Regular workshops on best practices in theoretical neuroscience research and data management
- Interdisciplinary mentoring committee to aid in research directions and professional development plan
- Teaching and mentoring opportunities
- Presentations opportunities at CNC events
Applications are now open and due December 1.
Please note that the CNTG is NOT a degree-granting program: students must be currently in a UW PhD program to apply.
Directors: Beth Buffalo, Adrienne Fairhall, Eric Shea-Brown