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Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

2022 Wu Tsai Neuro Interdisciplinary Scholars

Our postdoctoral scholar programs provide research support and a supportive community to extraordinary Stanford postdocs advancing our understanding of the mind and brain in health and disease.

Our Programs

The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholars Award

Since 2015, Wu Tsai Neuro's Interdisciplinary Scholars program has supported innovative young researchers who are engaging in highly interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences, broadly defined. Our scholars have backgrounds in basic and clinical neurosciences, biomedical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, education, law, business and humanities, but all are engaged in cutting edge research that will advance our understanding of the mind, brain and behavior in health and disease.

The Brain Resilience Scholars Award

The Brain Resilience Scholars program at the Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience supports innovative young researchers to generate paradigm shifting insights into neurodegeneration, brain aging and brain resilience.

Our Model


In addition to providing two years of fellowship funding, the program provides scientific and career-growth opportunities and guidance under the leadership of program co-directors and faculty mentors Professors Miriam Goodman and Liqun Luo.

In addition, Brain Resilience Scholars will meet regularly with Knight Initiative associate director Natasha Hussain and faculty mentor Elizabeth Mormino to learn from one another and build community around the topic of neurodegeneration and brain resilience.


Our postdoctoral programs brings together cohorts of postdocs representing the broad range of demographic, experiential and scientific diversity. Women and postdocs from groups underrepresented in the neurosciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program elements

Scholars meet monthly with their cohort and program faculty mentors to share ideas and discuss approaches to scientific and career challenges, visit each other’s labs to learn about different research techniques and areas of study, and practice communicating their research to scientific and general audiences. These programs are pleased to provide parental leave for Scholars, and Scholars also receive $3000 of discretionary research funds annually.

Apply to become a Wu Tsai Neuro or Knight Initiative Scholar

Applications for 2023 postdoctoral scholar awards are now closed.

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2022 Wu Tsai Neuro Interdisciplinary Scholars

Wu Tsai Neuro Interdisciplinary Scholars

Wu Tsai Neuro Interdisciplinary Scholars

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholars