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Computational Neuroscience Fellowship


Overview

Emory College of Arts and Sciences Computational Neuroscience Fellowship supports two Emory undergraduate students per year for an intensive academic year and one summer to obtain training and perform research in Computational Neuroscience.  The total annual stipend is $6,000, of which $1,500 are dedicated towards conference travel and $1,500 are dedicated for summer research housing. 

Training Program

Besides lab research, the training program also includes participation in the relevant journal club(s), a fall weekend retreat (pandemic-permitting), and required classes.

Research:  The expected weekly time commitment to lab research will be a minimum of 10 hours during the academic year. During the summer, a full-time research effort is expected.

Required Classes: Students will have to complete a set of 2 required classes and 1 elective.  The required classes are NBB301/BIO360 (Introduction to Neuroscience) and NBB301L. The elective is taken out of a catalog of classes including BIO450 (Computational Neuroscience), PHYS/BIOL212 (Computational Modeling in the Sciences) and QTM355 (Intro to Time Series Analysis). It is anticipated that at the time of obtaining the Computational Neuroscience scholarship a student will already have completed or be enrolled in one or several of these classes.

Application

Deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year Fellowship is April 30, 2021.

Any of the Emory faculty doing research in computational and systems neuroscience can serve as advisors for the students.

Pre-requisites

Applicants must:

  • Be Emory undergraduate students;
  • Have a current GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Be available for full time research in the summers of 2021 or 2022;
  • Be available for part time research during the academic year 2021-2022. 

Application Materials

Please submit the following information

  • Copy of Transcript;
  • Resume;
  • Statement of Research Interest;
  • Research and Study Plan, which explains which group you will work on and the proposed research topic;
  • Name of a faculty recommender, which is usually your proposed research advisor.

Send Application by email to Prof. Dieter Jaeger.  The receipt of applications will be confirmed within 2 days. Pre-application enquires are highly encouraged.