Prospective Students

Many students in the Computational Brain Science group are enrolled in the Neurosciences Graduate Program at Western University, which is committed to excellence in training neuroscientists. The program provides multidisciplinary training across the breadth of neuroscience and also offers courses to deepen their knowledge in computational methods. Depending on the supervisor, students are also enrolled in other graduate programs, with applications being accepted for both MSc and Ph.D. programs.

Relevant graduate programs: 

Current Opportunities

BrainsCAN Computational Graduate Studentships

The BrainsCAN Computational Core offers competitive studentships in computational neuroscience for graduate trainees. The graduate studentship program is currently open for applications and will close on January 4, 2020. Applicants will submit their application to the general BrainsCAN graduate studentship program and indicate that they would like to be considered for the computational stream.

More information on eligibility for the computational stream can be found below. See BrainsCAN’s Graduate Studentship Program for more information on the mandate and on the application process.

For questions about the program, please contact Marieke Mur.

Research project and background

Applicants will propose a research project in computational neuroscience. Suitable projects include, but are not limited to, developing novel methods for neural data analysis, modeling of dynamical systems, and applying machine learning techniques to neuroimaging data in innovative ways. In general, projects should harness computational techniques to provide novel neuroscientific insights.  

Applicants with a background in both computational fields and neuroscience are preferred. If the applicant has a background in only one of these disciplines, their research proposal and training expectations should clearly explain their motivation and preparation to transition into computational neuroscience. Applications from researchers who are transitioning from graduate work in the physical, mathematical, engineering, or computational sciences into computational neuroscience are encouraged.

Interested applicants should contact two or more principal investigators at Western University whose combined expertise covers the spectrum of computation and neuroscience, and who can serve as co-advisors on the proposed project. Projects that contribute to increasing diversity in neuroscience at Western University are encouraged.