Neuroengineering has the potential to transform medicine and improve life, but researchers are just beginning to tap the possibilities. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we're educating the next generation of neuroscientists and engineers to develop tomorrow's technology through the National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program (IGERT).
Rat hippocampal neuron in culture imaged by Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (false color, perspective)
The Neuroengineering IGERT program at Illinois will train graduate students in engineering and neuroscience to attack problems with a combination of scientific and engineering viewpoints. Students will focus on three thrusts:
The program has the goal of providing financial support over the two-year training period for trainees who need it.
This support consists of full stipend (NSF Fellowship: $30,000 level) and a contribution to tuition and fees. Criteria for awards will be: (a) relevance of research interests to the themes of IGERT, (b) encouragement of individuals from underrepresented groups (minorities and women), and (c) need.
Eligible graduate students must be early in their graduate career, and US citizens or greencard holders.