How to Apply to the Cellular Neurobiology Training Grant

Postdoctoral trainees

Successful potential applicants to the Program will be Ph.D.s or M.D.s who exhibit unusual potential and commitment to establishing productive careers in neurobiology research, as judged by academic records, examination scores, published research, letters of recommendation, personal interviews, description of areas of interest, and lab experience. Those interested in the Program should submit a letter of application along with copies of academic records, publications or papers in press, and names and addresses (with e-mail address) of at least two established scientists who know well the candidate and his/her work. One of these will normally be the Ph.D. mentor. This should be sent to Dr. Thomas O'Dell Director, Training Program in Cellular Neurobiology, Department of Physiology, C8-121 CHS, Box 951751, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1751.

It is extremely helpful if the candidate knows with whom on the training faculty he/she would like to work, and has the support of that faculty member at the time of traineeship assignment. Hence anyone interested in the Program is urged to contact potential training mentors directly to explore mutual interests.

Selection of candidates is done in the fall and in the spring. Candidates can apply at any time, indicating when they will be available.

Predoctoral trainees

Predoctoral traineeships are not available through the NIH-funded Program at this time. However, Ph.D. training is an important part of the Program. Candidates interested in obtaining their Ph.D.s with faculty in the Cellular Neurobiology Training Program should apply either through the relevant department, the Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience, or the ACCESS Program in Biomedical Sciences. Links to the Neurosciences IDP and ACCESS programs are indicated below.

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