Why Graduate School at Wake Forest?

Neuroscience PhD at Wake Forest University at Wake Forest University


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Neuroscience PhD at Wake Forest University

Why Graduate School at Wake Forest?

Program Highlights

  • 36 PhD students, 4 MD/PhD students
  • Four T32 training grants from NIH (Interdisciplinary Neuroscience; Alcohol; Drug Addiction; Multisensory Integration)
  • Five students awarded individual predoctoral fellowships from NIH (NRSA) and NSF in 2012-2013
  • 44 % of students supported by individual NRSA or training grant
  • Approximately 100 participating faculty from 16 departments, providing wide opportunities for research specialization and collaborations
  • Exceptionally collegial research environment
  • Average years to PhD: 5.2 years
  • >95% students obtain postdoctoral positions; >70% of alumni remain in academic or research-related positions
  • Active outreach programs
  • Fellowship stipend of $25,000 – higher than NIH national standard; Winston Salem is very inexpensive, providing exceptional value.
  • Small incoming class of 6 PhD students, 2 Master’s students, 1-2 MD/PhD students means more individual attention
  • Student awards in 2012-2013:
    • Research Society on Alcoholism Conference
    • ASPET travel award
    • Gordis Award Finalist from the Research Society on Alcoholism
    • Attendance at Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies- Neuroepigenetics