The Janelia Graduate Research Fellowship is a fully-funded, collaborative PhD program for independent, committed graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States or abroad. Required course work at the student’s home university must be completed before joining Janelia. Degrees are granted by the home university.
Graduate students conduct research in the following fields:
- basic neuroscience
- imaging technology
- evolutionary biology
- computational biology
- related fields of research
Students will conduct research at Janelia for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 3 years and will work with at least one research mentor at Janelia.
Janelia’s laboratories are intentionally small, giving graduate students individualized attention from a variety of senior scientists. Each visiting student will be paired with a research mentor who will provide scientific and career guidance.
Financial Support and Benefits
Students will be full-time HHMI/Janelia employees with a generous stipend and excellent health benefits during the fellowship period.
- Stipend of $33,000 per year
- Health insurance, plus other benefits
- $5,000 subsidy toward on-campus housing
- Payment of all programmatic travel costs
- Travel to scientific conferences and courses
Janelia will pay an institutional allowance of $10,000/year to the student's home institution during the time the student is working at Janelia. The terms of the allowance will be covered through an institutional agreement with the student’s home institution.
The fellowship will also provide funds for students to travel to scientific conferences and their home institutions for required examinations and meetings.