CNS provides support for students in the neural science program through fellowships, traineeships and assistantships so that students can devote themselves full time to their studies. Stipend levels equal or exceed those at other major research universities. Support for the first year is normally in the form of a University fellowship or NIH traineeship; in subsequent years, support is available in the form of traineeships and research assistantships.
Students are also actively encouraged to seek fellowship support from such outside sources as NSF and NIH, but the availability of multiple support mechanisms assures for each student in good standing the continuation of support for at least the five years normally required for completion of the doctorate.
In addition to a generous stipend, the support package for all CNS graduate students includes tuition remission and health and dental insurance.
Doctoral students in the Neural Science program are also eligible to receive housing benefits while they are enrolled full time and in good standing:
1) First year students are offered the opportunity for subsidized, furnished housing, through the MacCracken program, located in Stuyvesant Town, which is approximately 1 mile from the Center and served by a free campus shuttle bus.
Students in the first year of the program who are in subsidized NYU housing receive no additional housing stipend. Students in the first year who did not elect to live in subsidized housing receive a half stipend.
2) Students in good standing in years 2-5 of the program who live in non-University, off-campus apartments will receive a housing stipend specifically to help offset the cost of market-rate, New York City housing.
The NYU Off-Campus Housing Office can assist students to find housing:http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/off-campus-living.html.
The department does not provide moving and other travel costs for incoming graduate students.