Financial Aid


Doctoral students are typically provided a fellowship award which includes an annual stipend, a full tuition scholarship and single coverage health insurance while they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree.

The stipend is $26,650 in academic year 2014-15 (July 1 - June 30)

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for support from extramural agencies. Students who receive competitively funded extramural fellowships are eligible for supplemental stipend support (currently $2,650 per year) for the duration of the award.

Travel Allowance

The Neuroscience Graduate Program provides funds for students to use towards attendance at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting during their first or second year in the program. In subsequent years, students work with their thesis advisor to secure funds to travel to and present their work at scientific meetings.

Training Grants

The University has a large number of NIH-funded Institutional Training Grants that support students in the Neurosciences:

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Training
PI: John Olschowka, Ph.D.
Medical Scientist Training Program
PI: Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
Pharmacology of Drug Abuse
PI: Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Training in Clinical and Translational Sciences
PI: Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Training in Hearing, Balance, and Spatial Orientation
PI: Shawn Newlands, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Training in Neuroinflammation and Glial Cell Biology
PI: Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
Training in Plasticity, Development and Cognitive Neuroscience
PI: Elissa Newport, Ph.D.
Training in Visual Science
PI: David Knill, Ph.D.