Trainees at all career stages—undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers—are instrumental in advancing our understanding of the brain. The Carney Institute for Brain Science supports training at all levels. Get to know our trainees, the work they do and what inspires them.

Undergraduate Students

As undergraduates develop their foundational knowledge of brain science, they contribute to new discoveries and help forge new research directions.

Graduate Study

Brown University provides a unique environment in which to pursue interdisciplinary brain science graduate training. Research at Brown emphasizes collaborative theoretical and experimental studies of the brain, from the molecular to the behavioral and cognitive levels.


The purpose of the postdoc program is fostering a sense of community among postdocs and to encourage discussion about scientific, professional development, and policy-related issues.

ICoN - Interdisciplinary Training in Computational, Cognitive, and Systems Neuroscience

The Interdisciplinary Training in Computational, Cognitive, and Systems Neuroscience (ICoN) is a pre-doctoral program in computational cognitive neuroscience. Funds from this program will support the training of advanced pre-doctoral candidates who are capable of applying a combination of empirical and theoretical approaches that decisively addresses their scientific questions about the mind and brain.

Interdisciplinary Vision Training Program

The Interdisciplinary Vision Training Program trains graduate students to become leaders in vision research. Trainees receive specialized training and experiences aimed at strengthening and broadening their understanding and abilities in vision research.