Welcome to the website of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization 
of Albert Einstein College of Medicine! 

The Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (NGSO) is the association for all students, post-doctoral fellows, and research trainees in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The NGSO seeks to provide services and activities to enhance the academic, professional, and social experience of all individuals within the department.

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Junior Investigator Neuroscience Research Award

JINRA 2017 

The Junior Investigator Neuroscience Research Award is a competitive award that provides funding for Albert Einstein College of Medicine PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows performing neuroscience-related research. This award provides resources for a neuroscience-related research project that complements the applicant’s current research. An additional purpose is to promote scientific communication, grantsmanship and engagement in a peer-review process among neuroscience students and postdocs.

Timeline for 2017 submission (review dates subject to change)
Award TermRound 1 Round 2 
Letter of Intent DeadlineMarch 3, 2017September 8, 2017
Final Submission DeadlineApril 7, 2017October 6, 2017
Scientific Merit Review~May 19, 2017~November 19, 2017
Notification of AwardBefore June 1, 2017Before December 1, 2017
Amount of Award$5,000$5,000
  • Award Stipulations: Each award is for up to $5,000. Laboratory equipment, reagents, or shared facility costs constitute appropriate use of this fund. Items such as personal computers do not. The funds are not to be used for defraying costs of attending a scientific conference. 

Recent Announcements
  • "Michael Beckert: Einstein's Illustrative Neuroscientist"                                                                                         Our fellow graduate student and NGSO member, Mike Beckert, was recently featured for how he creatively combines his passions of neuroscience, illustration,  and science outreach. The full interview can be ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:20 PM by ngso ngso
  • Scholarship Opportunity! Diana Casper Scholarship The Diana Casper Fund, was established to support an outstanding female graduate student to attend SfN. Below is information from a flyer the Casper family circulates to friends and family ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 12:35 PM by ngso ngso
  • Student Award Notification - Sussman Laboratory Congratulations to Dr. Elyse Sussman and graduate student Renee Symonds  who are recent recipients of a number of awards and honors by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 10:28 AM by ngso ngso
  • JINRA Recipients Congratulations to the 2016 Junior Investigator Neuroscience Research Award (JINRA) awardees!Randy Stout from the Spray Lab &Steven Cook & Leo Tang respectively from the Emmons and Buelow Labs. For ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 10:14 AM by ngso ngso
  • Pasta Night: from Connectomics to Dynamics Last Thursday May 12, 2016 we continued our first discussion on Connectomics with a discussion on Neural Dynamics and the implications of connectomics led by Eve Marder of Brandeis University ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 1:27 PM by ngso ngso
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