Predoctoral Fellows


The Neuropsychopharmacology Training Program provides fellowships for basic research training at the predoctoral level in the areas of pharmacology, neuroscience and psychology. The goal of the program is to provide students with a basic understanding of the biochemical, morphological, and physiological bases of modern pharmacological sciences or neuroscience. Eligible candidates are graduates of a four-year program in biology, chemistry, psychology, or a related discipline. All trainees are enrolled in the Biomedical Graduate Studies Program (BGS) of the School of Medicine, or the School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Pennsylvania. Fellows must follow a course of study leading toward a Ph.D. degree. Students are selected for the Training Program by nomination only after they have selected a thesis laboratory for support up to three years. Candidates must also be US citizens. Nominations are considered by the Admissions Committee in April of each year. In addition, predoctoral Trainees will have special access and exposure to professional researchers in Psychopharmacology. Collaborative research opportunities between laboratories and multi-disciplinary projects are common. Students take courses and seminars offered by Training Program faculty. For application procedures, interested candidates should consult the Biomedical Graduate Studies Program (BGS) website.

For detailed program information, please contact:

Linda Leroy -

Fiona Cowen -