Predoctoral Opportunities

Predoctoral trainees must first be admitted and enrolled in one of the University’s graduate programs. Graduate programs at UChicago exist in both Departments and in interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (e.g. Committee on Neurobiology), each of which have specific requirements for the doctoral degree.  The Committees are comprised of scientists from different departments (basic science or clinical). Core Faculty in this NIDA Training Program have primary appointments in five departments (Neurobiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Anesthesia and Critical Care, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology) and two interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (Committee on Neurobiology and Committee on Computational Neuroscience). Predoctoral trainees may enroll in one of several different doctoral programs.  Collaborations among faculty and co-mentorships of trainees are common and they are facilitated by the close physical proximity of participating faculty, who are all on the same campus. Details for all graduate admissions can be found here. Direct questions to