Neuroscience Training for the 21st Century

Neuron. 2016 Jun 1;90(5):917-26. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.05.030.


The field of neuroscience is enjoying a rapid expansion in scope, coupled with a remarkable broadening of conceptual approaches, scientific tools, and clinical applications. This growth poses new challenges for academic training programs as they prepare young neuroscientists for a more complex, competitive, and diverse career landscape. Multiple stakeholders, including academia, federal funding agencies, industry, scientific societies, private foundations, and other public and private sector contributors, need to be actively engaged in supporting this broad training effort. A renewed commitment to a more forward-looking, flexible yet integrative training vision offers opportunities for a bright future for young neuroscientists as they assume the role of vanguard of the enterprise that enriches our understanding of the brain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice
  • Humans
  • Neurosciences / education*
  • Neurosciences / trends*
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector