Fellowship in Biopsychiatry and Neuroscience

Fellowship in Biopsychiatry and Neuroscience

The fellowship is a 2-year program that is aimed at training physicians, psychologists, and PhD scientists in conducting research towards the understanding of the biological underpinnings of mental disorders. The field of Neuroscience has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years. Methods are now available that enables one to study the living brain from a macroscopic to microscopic scale. Yet, we still have to learn so much about the neurobiological basis of mental disorders.

During the two years of fellowship, we bring together experienced faculty from the Department of Psychiatry and from the UC San Diego Campus to provide fellows with tools and techniques to ask compelling questions focused on the neurobiology of mental disorders. We aim to train fellows in improving their presentation skills, work on grant-writing and manuscript-writing, and suggest possible collaborations for future studies. The fellowship can be seen as a springboard towards an academic career in psychiatry. Many of our past fellows are currently in tenure-track academic positions across the country and we are looking forward to train the future leaders in the field of biological psychiatry.

The strength of this program since its inception in 1986 is demonstrated by the impressive research output of the Fellows, their presentations at national and international meetings, publication of research articles, and successful competition for research funds.

For more information about the program, kindly visit https://psychiatry.ucsd.edu/ed...


Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

How To Apply:

Application materials:

  • Up-to-date CV
  • 2-page "Specific Aims" of your proposed research project
  • 3 letters of recommendation, including one from your research mentor. The letter from your research mentor should state their willingness to support your research in their lab, and to pay for your UC San Diego benefits from a non-federal funding source for the 2 years of the fellowship.

The deadline for applying to the Fellowship for the upcoming fiscal year is January 20, 2023.

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    Jan 04, 2023

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