Neuroscience Postbac Initiative 2021 application window opens Jan. 1

Neuro Postbac Initiative

The OHSU Neuroscience Postbaccalaureate Initiative provides qualified scholars a paid, year-long in-depth research experience in laboratories that match their interests.

Pictured above: Neuroscience Postbac Initiative 2019-2020 cohort, Nina Luong (left) and Allison Taylor in front of the Vollum Institute (virtually). Luong is working with Kevin Wright, Ph.D., and Taylor is working with Kelly Monk, Ph.D.

Application period is Jan. 1-March 1, 2021

The Postbac Initiative 2021 application period is approaching soon. The online application will be available Jan. 1 on The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021 for the program beginning in July.

Eligible scholars are recent graduates from a four-year college who identify as an individual from an NIH underrepresented group and are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in a neuroscience-related field. A full-year commitment required. See the complete details under “Who should apply?”

Paid, mentored research experiences increase diversity in sciences.

In addition to in-depth laboratory research experience, scholars’ receive a competitive research assistant salary and health benefits and preparation for graduate program application and success. This includes mentored support, skill-building sessions, and strong letters of recommendation provided by their research mentor and the OHSU graduate program director.

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