This training program utilizes a modified apprenticeship-based selection and training model.  That is, graduate students will be considered for support under the proactive mentorship of a specific faculty member who participates in the program.  Applicants must be accepted into one of the three qualifying graduate programs at Washington University: Psychology, Neuroscience, or Genetics. Applications are due by March 27th, 2015 for consideration of 2014-2015 funding.

Successful candidates have the following characteristics:

  • Strong interest in research on behavioral phenomena from a biomedical perspective, e.g., neuroscience and/or genetics
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Prior coursework in relevant biological or biomedical science
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Long-term plans are to pursue a career in scientific research

Minorities, members of historically under-represented groups, and students with handicaps are encouraged to apply.

For more Information about IPNG and to Apply

Prospective applicants, and their faculty mentors are encouraged to contact Deanna Barch with questions ( To apply for IPNG funding send Deanna Barch your CV and a 0.5-1 page statement of interest.