Application and Eligibility | Pathways to Neurosciences

Pathways to Neurosciences fosters belonging, excellence, and leadership in future Stanford neuroscience trainees.


Application will reopen in August 2024.

No essay or letters of recommendation are required to apply for the Pathways to Neurosciences program at Wu Tsai Neuro.

Program sponsor
National Institute of Health (NIH)

To be eligible for the Pathways to Neurosciences Program, you must:

  • Self-identify as a member of a demographic group under-represented in neuroscience such as Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American, People of Color (POC), LatinX, female, disabled, economically disadvantaged, LGBTQIA+, first in your family to go to college, or other.
  • Be a late-stage graduate student (4th-5th year in fall 2023) or an early-stage postdoctoral fellow (in 1st or 2nd year). Accounting for Covid-driven delays, we also encourage eligible 3rd year postdoctoral scholars to apply.
  • Be doing neuroscience-related research.
  • Note that there are no citizenship restrictions; non-citizens are eligible to apply.

Contact Us

For questions about the program, please contact Valerie Vargas-Zapata at

For questions about the rights of participants in our study or the efficacy of the program, call 1-866-680-2906.