TBSI Graduate Student Fellowship

Available to advanced Neuroscience graduate students associated with Texas A&M HSC.

Background and Overview:

The Texas Brain and Spine Institute (TBSI) is a neuroscience center of excellence associated with CHI St. Joseph Health and Texas A&M HSC, College of Medicine. Participants in TBSI include physicians, educators, scientists and other practitioners whose goals are to improve and expand clinical services for patients with neurological diseases and to contribute to research and teaching through collaborations with the Texas A&M System. Consistent with all of these goals is the formation of the TBSI Graduate Student Fellowship in Neuroscience. The TBSI fellowship is designed to attract and to retain the very best students into the neuroscience program and to foster the educational mission of TBSI. The fellowship is a one-year graduate student stipend offered to highly-qualified, advanced graduate students in the third or fourth year of graduate training.


Applications will be accepted from third or fourth year graduate students who are currently enrolled in the joint Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience (NRSC) or in the Neuroscience-Track of the TAMHSC School of Graduate Studies. The applicant must be in good academic standing and the graduate advisor’s primary academic affiliation must be within the College of Medicine. The student’s research area should be consistent with the overall goals and objectives of TBSI. Programmatic need will be a factor in the selection process.

Academic Requirements:

Students are required to remain in good academic standing with a minimum average GPA of 3.0 and make satisfactory progress towards their degree. Failure to maintain this standard will result in the student being placed on academic deficiency and potential loss of stipend.

Students Expectations:

Recipients of the fellowship will be required to present their research at the TBSI Annual Research Symposium and to participate in TBSI sponsored events. Departmental activities such as seminars, journal clubs, lab meetings, and any other professional activities recommended by the thesis committee chair are also expected. Research publications should acknowledge TBSI support.

Selection Process:

A faculty committee consisting of 2-3 members of TBSI will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Chair of the Department of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics who will make the final decision. The Chair will forward the nominee to the College of Medicine Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for approval.