The Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences supports broad and fundamental, early-stage graduate research training in the neurosciences. This initiative began in 1997 to provide support during the early years of graduate training, the first and second years, typically before full-time thesis research begins. Trainees are expected to be participants in a formal predoctoral curriculum offering broad and fundamental training in the neurosciences. We encourage a curriculum that spans the breadth of neurosciences in terms of the level of analysis (genes to molecules to cells to integrated, functional systems and behavior), approaches (including translational research), and the neuroscience of disease and disorders. We also encourage programs to incorporate formal education in experimental design and statistics. The portion of the institutional training program supported by a Jointly Sponsored Predoctoral training grant would typically include core courses, laboratory rotations, and programmatic activities. It is expected that these institutional training programs will contribute to basic and disease-related neuroscience research that is relevant to the participating NIH Institutes.
The Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences is managed by a trans-NIH steering committee with one member from each of the participating Institutes. As announced February 9, 2016 (NOT-NS-16-008), PAR-15-178 has been cancelled, and applications will not be accepted for the May 25, 2016, T32 application due date. A new institutional research training FOA to support early-stage, predoctoral training in the neurosciences will be issued in time for preparation of applications for a May 2017 due date. For calendar year 2016, Stephen Korn is the committee chairperson. Please contact him by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (301.496-4188) if you have questions.
Participating Institutes and Program Contacts
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Scientific/Research: Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D. (301) 443-0606
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Currently Supported Training Programs
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Program Director: John Huguenard, Ph.D.
Phone: (650) 725-6666
Waltham, MA 02454
Program Director: John E. Lisman, Ph.D.
Phone: (781) 736-3145
Harvard University School of Medicine
Boston, MA 02115
Program Director: Rosalind A. Segal, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 632-4737
New York, NY 10032
Program Director: Darcy Kelley, Ph.D.
Phone: (212) 854-5108
New York, NY 10065
Program Director: Charles D. Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Program Director: Carol Milligan, Ph.D.
Phone: (336) 716-0499
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
Program Director: Joseph C. LaManna, Ph.D.
Phone: (216) 368-1112
University of Texas-Austin
Austin, TX 78712
Program Director: Robert Adron Harris, Ph.D.
Phone: (512) 232-2514
University of Texas, Health Sciences Center - San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78229
Program Director: David A. Morilak, Ph.D.
Phone: (210) 567-4174