Deadline to apply for Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering 2023 graduate trainee program is June 16

Applications are open for the 2023 Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering (NISE) graduate trainee program. Sponsored by an NSF Research Traineeship grant, NISE engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of future of work at the human technology frontier approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals, and/or that are inspired by their abilities.

The NISE program builds on the unique strengths of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation and the Vanderbilt Graduate School.

All graduate students may apply to be affiliated with the program. Students in eligible STEM programs who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may additionally request fellowship support. Eligible programs for fellowship support include the School of Engineering (all graduate programs), the College of Arts and Science (natural sciences graduate programs), the School of Medicine (basic sciences graduate programs) and the Graduate School (data science).

Trainees who complete all the mandatory components of the program will receive a Graduate Certificate in NISE. Mandatory components include a team research project, communication skills workshop, and three graduate school seminar courses about the science, application and collaborative approaches of NISE.

The deadline to apply is June 16, 2023.

The application and more information can be found here; for more specific questions, contact NISE academic coordinator Julie Vernon.