Applications are not open at this time.

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Strong undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPA; excellent GRE scores
Be enrolled in one of our participating institutions/departments (See Below)

Application Checklist – Submit all items electronically to:

Complete and submit the Application Form. Please be certain to fill out the application completely.
Attach your Project Information document to the Application form, or send it as a separate file to
Secure one letter of recommendation from people other than your mentor. The recommender should send their letter directly to
Email or mail hard copies of the following items to the address below:

1. Current Resume (or Curriculum vitae) that includes previous education, honors/awards, research experiences, publications, conference abstracts

2. Copies of transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate institutions attended as a full-time student

3. Proof of citizenship (copy of passport, birth certificate, or permanent resident card)

To be submitted by applicant’s mentor-

Letter of recommendation on university letterhead that specifically addresses both (1) the applicant’s suitability for an interdisciplinary program bridging engineering and neuroscience; and (2) the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to advanced study in the field of neuroengineering.

All application materials must be received by Friday, May 19, 2017 by mail at the address below, or by email to Vanessa Herrera (

Vanessa Herrera
BioScience Research Collaborative, Suite 160
6500 Main Street, MS-141
Houston, Texas 77005

Applicants must also have a completed graduate application on file with one of the participating graduate programs at Baylor College of Medicine or Rice University (listed below). Applicants who have NOT submitted an application to one of our participating graduate programs will not be considered for this IGERT program.

Baylor College of Medicine – Department of Neuroscience

Rice University – Department of Bioengineering

Rice University – Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Rice University – Department of Mechanical Engineering

Please contact Vanessa Herrera at with questions about the IGERT application process. For questions about the application process to participating graduate schools, please contact the program directly.