The atai Fellowship Fund in Psychedelic Neuroscience (“atai Fellowship”) within the Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics at Massachusetts General Hospital will provide graduate students and other trainees with time and resources to pursue cutting-edge research to uncover the fundamental mechanisms of action and key properties of therapeutic psychedelics and other neuroplasticity modulators. Fellows will be selected with a focus on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the psychedelic field. Fellows will be partnered with a researcher in the preferred field of study. The students will be primarily recruited from institutions of higher learning in the Greater Boston area.Fellowship Details
- The atai Fellowship will support each research fellow in the amount of $50,000 per annum, reviewed by a Steering Committee
- Applications will be considered based on the proposed research project as well as the applicant’s vision of psychedelic research for the field of mental health and their commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Fellows will be expected to participate in a monthly seminar series to present their findings and to exchange ideas with other members of the Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics
- Fellows will be required to produce an annual report on their progress, similar to reporting for awards such as NIH-funded T32 grants
- The atai Fellowship is meant to support the launch of a research project with the expectation that the support will be leveraged to seek other sources of financial support to take over from Fellowship funding, the search of which is to be included in the annual report
Applications will be considered as a joint proposal between a graduate student/trainee and a Principal Investigator (PI). As such, applicants can be considered at any point in their training but should already have selected a host laboratory and discussed a research project with their PI.
Applicants from Harvard University will be considered after a student has joined or coincident with joining a laboratory for their thesis project.
Applicants from universities in the greater Boston area should demonstrate a collaborative connection to Harvard University or Mass General.
If required for the project, the host laboratory must demonstrate the capability to support research with controlled substances.
Applicants and their host PI are encouraged to fill out the application when they have a research proposal ready, or already underway. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.