Welome to WashU Neuroprep

Washington University Neuroprep is a two-year Post-Bacc program to ready recent college grads for graduate training in Neuroscience. This program is geared toward individuals who had limited opportunity for research experience as undergraduates.

Trainees receive:

  • Scientific and professional skills training at one of the best neuroscience institutions globally by dedicated mentors expert in clinical and basic neuroscience
  • Competitive salary, plus benefits and travel costs
  • An inclusive community that values diversity of thought, background, and ability
  • Opportunities to present at research symposia and travel to scientific conferences

The core components of the Neuroprep program are tailored and meaningful research experiences, Neuroprep custom workshops, mentoring, and study support. We help trainees navigate the graduate school application process with information and advice and provide networking experiences so our participants gain a sense of confidence and community as scientists. One-on-one advising aids trainees on topics such as navigating the mentor-mentee relationship, study and time management, and becoming adjusted to the local academic culture.

The climate at Washington University is academically and scientifically inclusive and collaborative with strong values of collegiality and hospitality to all campus citizens and visitors.

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Research excellence

Washington University in St. Louis has a long history and reputation of leading cutting-edge research, with world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

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Our community

Faculty, instructors and peer mentors are dedicated to helping Neuroprep trainees develop their careers throughout their two-year experience and beyond into graduate school.

How to support Neuroprep

Neuroprep is funded by a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and from contributions by numerous Departments, Centers, and Offices at the Schools of Medicine and Arts & Sciences at Washington University. Neuroprep is grateful to contributions from donors whose support goes to enhance the program and, in future years, may expand to include more scholars. If you are interested in supporting Neuroprep, you can make an online donation or discuss your interests with Emily Williams, Senior Director of Advancement: williams.e@wustl.edu or 315-935-2660.


Contact Blanka Hodzic, Neuroprep Program Coordinator: bhodzic@wustl.edu.

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