Additional Student Requirements and Events
Works in Progress
is an essential part of our Neuroscience training
program. Therefore, students will present their research at the
Departmental Works in Progress (WIP) each year. Second year students
typically present for 15 minutes to introduce their overarching hypothesis and
planned experiments for their thesis project. Third and later year
students present for 30 minutes to show their data and contextualize their
results in the broader field. All students are expected to attend
WIP presentation and attendance will be recorded on provided sign-up
sheets. Students unable to attend must email the director of the WIP
The Department of
Neuroscience hosts weekly seminars by world-renowned scientists. All students
are expected to attend and attendance will be recorded on provided sign-up
sheets. Students unable to attend must e-mail the chair of the Graduate
Education Committee. In addition, all Neuroscience students must sign
up to attend at least 5 lunches with invited speakers. These lunches serve as a
valuable informal venue to discuss science and career development.
Service Award (NRSA)
eligible students in the Department of Neuroscience are required to submit their
qualifying exam proposal (with appropriate edits) as an F30/F31 Fellowship,
preferably for the April (Cycle I), or latter August (Cycle II) deadline.
All students are
expected to participate in the annual Departmental retreat. This consists
of a two day off-campus event at which faculty, postdocs and students are
encouraged to present their research accomplishments. Typically, junior
students (1st and 2nd year in the Department) present posters while more senior
students give short (10 minute) platform presentations.
theses, reports, etc. resulting from research conducted during the candidate's
degree program must include an appropriate acknowledgment of the sources of
funding. Examples include research grants to the faculty sponsor, training
grants, equipment grants for equipment essential to the research, core
facilities, scholarship support provided by the school, and fellowships from
for student research, travel and meetings
Funds being available, and for students in good
standing (Actively participating in WIPs, Seminars, attending speaker lunches,
and participating in the NGSO), the Department will:
Pay for first-year students committed to joining Neuroscience to attend the
annual Society For Neuroscience (SFN) meeting. At the discretion
of the Neuroscience Chair, the Department may also pay for 1/3 of costs for any
senior student to attend. At the meeting, students are required to participate
in Einstein activities, including the Scientific Poster Competition which
carries a $500 award for first place and $250 award for second place.
Offer a Junior Investigator Neuroscience Research Award (JINRA) award,
which is a competitive grant mechanism, twice a year (Fall/Spring). The award
is $10,000 that can be put towards infrastructure and reagents for the proposed
course of study intended to compliment ongoing research in an Einstein
Offer a Tishman Scholarship,
which recognizes and supports exceptional graduate students at the Dominick P. Purpura Neuroscience Department.
Offer a Ph.D. Students Mobility Award, which promotes international
research and collaboration between Einstein graduate students and their
counterparts at the Institut de Neurociencias, Universitat Autònoma deBarcelona.
5- Provide the student with a $2000 NRSA award if their NRSA application is
funded, to be spent in a manner of their choosing.
Funding for postdoctoral research
The Sheryl and Dan Tishman Postdoctoral Fellowship was recently established and is currently accepting applications to recognize and support exceptional candidates applying for postdoctoral positions at the Dominick P. Purpura Neuroscience Department.