WRF Innovation Graduate Fellow Neuroengineering Program

WRF Innovation Graduate Fellow Neuroengineering Program

The University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN) is now offering the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Innovation Graduate Fellows in Neuroengineering Program. Graduate students in any UW degree-granting program who have committed to doing research in the laboratory of one of the participating faculty members are encouraged to apply. The program provides support for Ph.D. students whose research relates to both neuroscience and quantitative approaches in math, computer science, or engineering. The fellows will receive an annual $30,000 stipend for two years, as well as full tuition coverage during that time.

With support from the Washington Research Foundation, the University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN) collectively draws on the unique strengths of computing, engineering, and neuroscience to support a rich array of research and educational programs.The work UWIN supports will also deepen our understanding of how complex (or even simple) neural systems function.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate students in any UW degree-granting program who have committed to doing research in the laboratory of one of the participating faculty members are welcome to apply for admission to the program.
  • Co-mentoring between experimental and theoretical or engineering groups is encouraged.
  • Ph.D. students, whose research relates to both neuroscience and quantitative approaches in math, computer science, or engineering, are eligible
  • Typically, successful candidates will be at the end of their first or second year of graduate studies.
  • Individuals from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply for the scholarship, the applicant can download application through the given link: http://uwin.washington.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/UWINGradStudentApplication.docx

Supporting Documents:

The following four items in one PDF document:

  • Transcript of graduate work (official copy not necessary).
  • List of publications and conference presentations.
  • A brief description (1-2 paragraphs) of your background and accomplishments in a) mathematics and engineering, and b) neuroscience. Can include courses, research, self-study, etc.
  • Thesis proposal or description of research in progress. The proposal should include five sections: Specific Aims, Background, Preliminary Results or Related Experience, Research Plan and Methodology, and References. (Page Limit: 3 single-spaced pages not including references).
  • Letter of support from faculty advisor including confirmation that the applicant has committed to pursuing dissertation research in the laboratory. This letter may be emailed separately by the advisor, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure it arrives by the deadline.

Submitting Details:

The applicant must send the completed application packet, in one PDF document, to uwin1(AT)uw(DOT)edu. (uwin1-at-uw.dot.edu)

WRF Innovation Graduate Fellow Neuroengineering Program

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • WRF Innovation Graduate Fellows in Neuroengineering are provided with an annual $30,000 stipend for two years, as well as full tuition coverage during that time.
  • Fellows will participate in a seminar series and annual symposium.
  • The second year of funding will be provided after approval of the faculty mentor and after verification of sufficient progress and participation in WRF and UWIN program activities.
  • The pursuit of ongoing funding from other sources is encouraged and supported.

Application Deadline:

The applications are due on Monday, July 17, 2017 (funding starts in September 2017).

Link for More Information:

http://uwin.washington.edu/students/graduate-students/apply-graduate-students/

Contact Information:

If you have any Questions, Contact at uwin1-at-uw.dot.edu

 

 

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