NeuralStorm Application Guidelines

NSF NeuralStorm Trainees

All UC Davis students are welcome to apply to join the program and be NeuralStorm NRT trainees.

Apply HERE. Eligible students may apply to both (Fellow and Trainee applications).

For questions, please contact Andrew X Stewart, NeuralStorm Program Coordinator.


NSF NeuralStorm Fellows - 2023 Application Process

UC Davis grad students with an interest in neuroengineering can apply to be funded NeuralStorm Fellows. If accepted, this fellowship will begin in their second year of a UC Davis PhD program.

Students who completed their first year in a PhD program at UC Davis and plan to continue their studies in neuroengineering are  eligible to apply for a NeuralStorm fellowship and receive funding.

For program benefits, requirements, and detail, please see the NeuralStorm Fellowship Application Details PDF here.

Upload an application as a single pdf document at this link that includes the following, titled using this convention: LastName.FirstName.PI-PILastName-NRTFellowship:

  1. The applicant's biosketch or CV that includes your graduate group/ program and your major professor
  2. A concise plan, not to exceed 1 page plus optional references, describing the proposed doctoral dissertation research, its relevance to neuroengineering, and the applicant's career goals (1-inch margins, Arial 11 pt, single spaced, including optional figures)
  3. A copy of the applicant's graduate and undergraduate academic records.
  4. A statement indicating that both the trainee and the major professor(s) agree to comply with the requirements of NeuralStorm including regular participation in the seminars and research symposium and retreat not only during but also after the period of active funding support while the trainee is matriculated as full-time graduate student at UC Davis.
  5. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's major professor who has agreed to mentor their dissertation research.
  6. Upload the application to this Box folder -
  7. Complete the NeuralStorm Trainee webform.

The application period for 2023-2024 fellowships is open between March 22nd - May 10th, 2023. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 fellowships will become available in March 2024. 

For questions, please contact Andrew X Stewart, NeuralStorm Program Coordinator.