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Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

JANUARY 13, 2016

This 8-week summer internship program is open to current high school juniors and seniors.  Students, submit your applications today.  Stanford faculty and postdocs, sign up to be a lab mentor. LEARN MORE

Brain Days at local middle schools in February

JANUARY 12, 2016

Stanford Neuro Grad Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Med Students are needed to present.  SIGN UP TODAY

NMS Two-Photon and Super-Resolution Microscopy Pilot Grants

DECEMBER 4, 2015

The Neuroscience Microscopy Service (NMS) announces the Two-Photon and Super-Resolution Microscopy Pilot Grants, funded by the School of Medicine Dean's Office.  MORE INFORMATION

Karl Deisseroth, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Deisseroth wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize for leading role in optogenetics development

NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, is the winner of a $3 million 2016 Breakthrough Prize.  READ MORE


Administrative Associate

DECEMBER 11, 2015

Stanford Neurosciences Institute seeks an organized, detail oriented, computer savvy team member to provide administrative support for our wide array of programs and events.  More information

Decisions, Decisions

october 19, 2015

The science of how the brain sorts through factors to make decisions falls at the intersection of research taking place across Stanford schools and institutes.  read more

Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards first round of Seed Grants

AUGUST 27, 2015

SNI awarded their first round of Seed Grants, funding five projects, each of which brings together two or more faculty members to solve problems within the field of neuroscience.  READ MORE

Nov 15:  Application Deadline for Junior Faculty Opening

August 17, 2015

SNI seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor - Molecular Neuroscience.  View Job Opportunity

2015 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Symposium

August 13, 2015

Registration is required for the Stanford Neurosciences Institute Symposium on October 1. Registration closes on Sept. 25.  View speakers and program




Stroke Collaborative Action Network (SCAN) Symposium

august 14, 2015

Attend this day-long symposium of mixed clinical and basic science talks on stroke recovery on September 25.  View Program

SNI Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards Applications due September 21

June 29, 2015

Applications are due by September 21, 2015. For full award application instructions, eligibility and terms see our CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Brain Rejuvenation Project Mini-Symposium

august 13, 2015

Hear the latest developments in this Big Ideas initiative at the mini-symposium on September 4.  View Program

Make your nomination today - Sammy Kuo Awards

july 7, 2015

Know a Stanford grad student or postdoc who published an excellent neuroscience paper in the past year?  Any member of the Stanford neurosciences community may nominate any other member.  Send in your nomination today!  Learn How

Building a Brain

June 19, 2015

Computers will one day match our own mental agility; learning, navigating and performing complex interactions all on scant power. Read More

Carla Shatz shares $500,000 Gruber Prize

June 2, 2015

Carla Shatz was awarded the 2015 Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize today for her work in understanding how brain signaling controls wiring and plasticity in the brain. Read More

"Lighting the Brain"

may 18, 2015

Check out the May 18, 2015 issue of The New Yorker which features an article about Karl Deisseroth and the "optogenetics breakthrough".  Read the Story

MBC Seeks Applications for Trainees

may 1, 2015

The Center for Mind Brain and Computation is inviting applications from PhD students at Stanford who would like to become trainees in the program. The application deadline is July 10.  learn more

SPINS Fellowship

april 15, 2015

Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship in the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society (SPINS).  The application deadline is May 23.  Apply online

5th Annual Neuroscience Forum - Call for Abstracts - Due by May 4

april 1, 2015

Send in your poster abstract submissions today!  The Forum will be held on May 25, 2015.  Learn More

2015 Shooter Lecture - Jeremy Nathans

April 17, 2015

Dr. Nathans will be speaking about "Frizzled signaling in neural development and disease" on May 7, 2015 at noon in LKSC.  Learn More

Neuro Faculty Candidate Talks and Videos

January 14, 2015

Find a consolidated list of upcoming neuroscience related job talks. Video recordings of talks are available to Stanford affiliates (SUNetID required).

SNI Announces Postdoctoral Scholar Awardees

january 26, 2015

SNI is proud to announce our first six Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Scholar Awardees.  READ MORE

2015 BRAIN Initiative Funding Opportunities

December 1, 2014

The NIH announced the following funding opportunities anticipated for fiscal year 2016 with application due dates in 2015.  LEARN MORE

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SNI Seed Grants - LOI due by April 2, 2015

march 18, 2015

SNI awards seed grants to fund innovative, interdisciplinary reserach projects in the neurosciences.  We seek focused, intense collaborations between 2-3 faculty members piloting a novel idea.  Learn More  

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Fundamental Themes in Neuroscience 2015-2016 Nominations

February 23, 2015

It is time to nominate speakers for the 2015-2016 Stanford Neurosciences Institute seminar series!  Nominations are open until Friday, March 27, 2015.  LEARN MORE


graduate fellowships, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

SNI Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships

january 9, 2015

SNI is proud to announce its first graduate fellowship opportunity, the SNI Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGF), a three-year fellowship beginning in the Fall of 2015.  learn more

Program Manager Job Opportunity

DECEMBER 17, 2014

Join the SNI Team. We seek applicants for a Program Manager.  VIEW JOB DESCRIPTION

Inaugural Symposium Videos Now Available

october 23, 2014

A collection of the talks from the Stanford Neurosciences Institute Inaugural Symposium are now available online.  watch Videos

Open Office Hours: 

William Newsome on Big Ideas in Neuroscience

October 20, 2014

See the latest installment of Open Office Hours video on new ways of restoring plasticity in the brain after it's damaged by stroke.  watch video

Open Office Hours:  William Newsome on Big Ideas in Neuroscience

september 29, 2014

Do you have questions about the future of brain science or about the interface between technology and the brain?  Submit your questions by Oct. 1 and SNI Director, William Newsome will address them in a video response.  Read More

Junior Faculty Openings

september 19, 2014

SNI seeks applicants for two junior faculty positions, one in NeuroEngineering and the other in Theoretical and/or Computational Neuroscience.  VIEW SNI JOB Opportunities

Karl Deisseroth earns Keio prize in medicine

september 12, 2014

An idea that started as a long shot – using light to control the activity of the brain – has earned Karl Deisseroth the Keio prize in medicine.  READ More

Two-Photon Microscopy Pilot Grants

july 28, 2014

SNI is providing Stanford researchers with seed funding for training and microscope time to enable learning and adoption of this valuable technique.  Submit your application today.  READ MORE

SNI Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards

July 1, 2014

The SNI Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards provide funding to extraordinary postdoctoral scientists at Stanford University engaging in highly interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences broadly defined.  Applications are due October 13, 2014.  Read More

Join us for the SNI Inaugural Symposium on October 9 & 10

september 2, 2014

Be a part of the SNI community.  Learn from top neuroscientists from around the country.  Register today.  READ More

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Big Ideas in Neuroscience

oct 2, 2014

Seven interdisciplinary initiatives to tackle critical challenges in brain research.  Read More Press Release

SCAN Stroke Science and Planning Symposium

June 19, 2014

Join the Stroke Collaborative Action Network for a morning of stroke science and participate in collaborative project planning in the afternoon as part of the development of SCAN's Big Ideas in Neuroscience proposal.  Read More

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Neuroimmunity Symposium

June 20, 2014

Save the date for this Big Ideas in Neuroscience symposium. read more

Advanced Microscopy Mini-Symposium

MAY 29, 2014

Come learn more about the latest and greatest microscopy technology and techniques available to you.  There will be four brief presentations by Stanford Core Facility senior staff and experienced users.

SPINS - The Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

may 23, 2014

SNI announces the launch of SPINS - The Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society. read more

Big Ideas in Neuroscience Update - Selected Letters of Intent

MAY 7, 2014

SNI has selected 11 interdisciplinary teams to prepare full proposals for Big Ideas: transformative research initiatives in the brain sciences. Proposals are due by August 1, 2014.  3-5 Big Ideas will be selected to become prioritized initiatives of the institute.


Neurosciences Forum - Call for Abstracts - Due by April 30

April 15, 2014

Send in your poster abstract submissions today!  The Forum will be held on June 6, 2014.  
Learn More

Nominations for SNI Seminar Series speakers are due on March 28

March 27, 2013

Time is running out! Nominate speakers for the 2014-2015 SNI seminar series today!
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Big Ideas in Neuroscience

January 17, 2014

SNI is seeking Letters of Intent from faculty teams for Big Ideas: transformative research initiatives in the brain sciences. Letters are due by March 14, 2014.
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Neuroscience Graduate Students Celebrate John Huguenard's Leadership

February 3, 2014

The Neuroscience PhD students celebrated the leadership of John Huguenard at a reception where he passed the torch to a new Director, Anthony Ricci.
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SNI Inaugural Symposium - October 9-10, 2014

November 15, 2013

Mark your calendar for the inaugural symposium of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute to be held on October 9 and 10, 2014.  Featuring a lineup of top speakers from Stanford and around the world, SNI's kickoff event is not to be missed!  Read More

Faculty Input Gathered in Series of Dinners

January 28, 2013

What is a great way to seek ideas for enhancing neurosciences research at Stanford? Over dinner, of course! Between September and January, eleven groups of faculty gathered around the dinner table to meet each other, share their interests and discuss burning problems in neuroscience that Stanford is well-positioned to tackle. We are aggregating and analyzing the input we captured and will make the information available to the SNI community soon.

Stanford Neurosciences Institute is Launched

September 1, 2013

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute was launched this fall as a new, campus-wide initiative to tackle the 21st century problem of understanding of the brain, nervous system and behavior.  Right now is the perfect time and Stanford is the perfect place for researchers and scholars in medicine, the basic sciences, engineering, the humanities, education, law and business to collaborate on groundbreaking research that will change our lives.  Learn more about SNI