The Janelia Graduate Research Fellowship is a fully-funded, collaborative PhD program for independent, committed graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States or abroad. Required course work at the student’s home university must be completed before joining Janelia. Degrees are granted by the home university.
Graduate students conduct research in the following fields:
- Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience
- Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
- Evolution & Genetics
- Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development
- Neuronal Cell Biology
- Optical Physics & Imaging
- Structural Biology & Biochemistry
- Theory & Computational Neuroscience
Students will conduct research at Janelia for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years and will work with one or more research mentor at Janelia who will provide scientific and career guidance.
Janelia’s laboratories are intentionally small, giving graduate students individualized attention from a variety of senior scientists. Each visiting student will be paired with a research mentor.
We accept applications year round for the Graduate Research Fellowship.
Michael-John Dolan, Graduate Research Fellow
“The resources and expertise at Janelia allowed me to hugely expand the ambition and scope of my doctoral research.”