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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics (NSF NRT UtB: Neurophotonics)

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Boston University announces the start of the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics (NSF NRT UtB: Neurophotonics).

We are seeking all current first year BU doctoral students in Biology, Graduate Program for Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biophysics/Physiology who are interested in understanding how neural activities at the cellular scale drive computation, behavior and psychology. The NRT program in Neurophotonics will include research that uses light and photo-activated materials to study, control, and image neurons and neural circuits with cellular and sub-cellular resolution.

Interested Candidates will…

Rotate in at least one neurophotonics faculty member laboratory

Complete an Traineeship application during first year of graduate school

Attend seminars and NRT events

Trainees will participate in…

Immersive hands-on training experiences and lab rotations with leading neurophotonics researchers, including a boot camp on neurophotonics

Interdisciplinary coursework and dissertation

Professional development mentoring

Seminars and NRT events

Annual symposium

Summer school workshops, national conferences, peer-led seminars, journal club and more

NOTE: This traineeship program is open to all students. There are a limited number of fellowships opportunities each year; however, per NSF regulations, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to receive tuition and stipend support through the NRT fellowships.

Application Deadline: 12/15/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Boston University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Optics & Photonics


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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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