Students in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience are eligible for financial support through a combination of training grants, scholarships, fellowships, University support, and revenue from the Carver Trust. Training grants come from the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. These opportunities provide for long-term, stable funding for graduate students making satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Neuroscience students receive a guaranteed stipend ($34,500 for 2024-2025 academic year), full tuition, fees, and health insurance allowance. The University of Iowa Students are also encouraged to apply for extramural and U of I Internal Fellowships. The University of Iowa Graduate College has many funding opportunities and resources to assist students with applications.

Neuroscience T32 Predoctoral Training Grant

Neuroscience Training Program (T32NS007124) is supported by a T32 training grant from the NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and has been funded continuously since 1999. The overall goal of our predoctoral T32 training program aims to prepare students for successful scientific careers in neuroscience. This goal is achieved through three interrelated training objectives: (1) To provide students with a sense of major historical traditions and conceptual paradigms in neuroscience, within a cohesive intellectual framework; (2) To equip students with cutting edge technical and conceptual expertise in the methods and knowledge base of neuroscience, with a careful balance of both breadth and depth of training across all major levels of neuroscience; and (3) To imbue students with a sense of the highly interdisciplinary and interactive nature of neuroscience, and its close relationship to critical clinical applications, especially in the fields of neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuropsychology, whose importance has increased sharply with the aging of the population and the steep rise in neurological disease. The T32 predoctoral program and the larger Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Iowa have a robust history of successfully training students toward independent careers in neuroscience.

  • Principal Investigators – Daniel Tranel, PhD and Sheila Baker, PhD