Surveys of Neuroscience Departments and Programs
SfN regularly conducts a survey to monitor the status of neuroscience training programs in the United States and abroad and identify emerging trends.
A survey of SfN’s Institutional Program members and other neuroscience departments and programs addresses a variety of programmatic issues concerning graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, financial support, and neuroscience curricular and training issues. More recent data are compared with the results of earlier surveys, providing useful longitudinal perspectives.
Prior to 2009, the survey was conducted by the Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs (ANDP). Since the consolidation of ANDP and SfN in June 2009, the survey was administered by SfN.
2016 Survey of Neuroscience Departments and Programs
In November 2016, SfN relaunched the regular survey of Neuroscience Departments and Programs (NDPs).
This survey collected data on program details such as:
- The administrative and financial structure of NDPs
- Training and curricular issues
- Program enrollments and demographics
This survey also looked at:
- Information on the number of applicants to NDPs
- Student support in training programs
- Students' careers after completing neuroscience training program
- Faculty metrics
Report of Survey of Neuroscience Graduate, Postdoctoral, & Undergraduate Programs (Academic Year 2015-2016)
- 2016 Survey Report
- Executive Summary of 2016 Survey
- Neuroscience Quarterly 2016 Survey Article
- 2016 Survey Instrument
Report of Survey of Neuroscience Graduate, Postdoctoral, & Undergraduate Programs (Academic Year 2010-2011):
Read the Neuroscience Quarterly article on the 2009 survey:
Read the Neuroscience Quarterly article on the 2007 survey:
Prior to 2007: