Higher Education & Training

SfN's Institutional Program members lead the training of tomorrow's neuroscientists. These members are neuroscience departments and programs in research universities and centers around the globe.

SfN's Higher Education and Training Strategy is aimed at serving the needs of the large segment of SfN’s membership engaged in training new generations of neuroscientists. As the field of neuroscience attracts growing numbers of trainees, the profession can benefit from coordinated engagement of and support for training programs.

 

Learn more about SfN resources in higher education and training for both faculty and students:

Training Program Directory

Search a directory of SfN institutional program members to find academic departments and programs that award undergraduate or advanced degrees in neuroscience or neuroscience-related disciplines.


Scientific Rigor Resources

Find information and training resources to enhance scientific rigor in neuroscience. Materials include best practices in experimental design, data analysis, and reproducibility.


Graduate School Fair

The Graduate School Fair provides a unique opportunity for prospective students and their advisors to meet face-to-face with representatives from top neuroscience graduate programs.


Institutional Program Membership

Institutional Program (IP) memberships are available for academic departments and programs that award undergraduate major or advanced degrees in neuroscience or neuroscience-related disciplines. Read the latest IP newsletter »


Curriculum and Program Development Resources

  • Program development resources for neuroscience department and program faculty are available on Neuronline and cover a variety of topics, including current trends in neuroscience education; mentoring; and increasing diversity. See all program development topics »
  • SfN conducted a regular survey to monitor the status of neuroscience training programs in the U.S. and Canada, as well as identify emerging trends. See the results »

Educational Resources in Neuroscience (ERIN) Web Portal

ERIN is an easy-to-use source of hundreds of peer-reviewed educational materials to enhance teaching and learning in neuroscience.


Partner Organizations in Training and Education

Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairpersons (AMSNDC)
U.S. organization representing the interests of departments within medical school settings whose major focus resides in research and training in the neural sciences.

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
International organization focused on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level.

Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS)
Works within the formal structure of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and represents more than 150 graduate schools and programs in Europe offering degrees in neuroscience.

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Institutional Program Membership

Become an Institutional Program (IP) member and benefit by:

  • • Listing in the Neuroscience Departments and Programs Directory
  • • Exclusive discounts on NeuroJobs Listings

Institutional Program News

Read the Spring 2017 Newsletter »

Contact SfN

If you have questions, email training@sfn.org or call (202) 962-4000.

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