Financial Support

Most graduate students receive some type of financial assistance. The department, in collaboration with the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has had a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Grant for more than 25 years. Qualified U.S. citizens or permanent residents can be appointed to these prestigious traineeships. A National Institutes of Health Training Grant supports several trainees in the department for two or three-year periods. Research or teaching assistantships are available through the department to qualified applicants. The university also offers a limited number of special fellowships for outstanding U.S. students. Follow the links below for more information.

Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


The University of Kansas
Neuroscience Graduate Program
c/o Dr. Rick Dobrowsky
2099 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047
Telephone: (785) 864-3531 or (785) 864-7339