The McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience was established in 2007.

The fundamental mission for the Center is to enhance research and research training opportunities in systems and cognitive neuroscience across all the relevant Schools of Washington University.

The main resources available through the Center are: 

Small Grant Proposals

The Center has an ongoing small grants program to support promising new research initiatives within the Washington University neuroscience community. The single yearly deadline is in March.

CCSN Pathway

Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (CCSN) Pathway, a specialized curriculum available to students pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology or Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Center Administration coordinates activities and events for this program.

New Resource Proposals

Requests for New Resource Proposals are meant to be very flexible and have no fixed deadline. The requests can be any size within the available resources of the Center, and should not be bound by any fixed amount.

Center Administration

Center Administration offers administrative assistance for large grant submissions, meeting and seminar organization, and other multi-departmental projects.

News & Announcements

Upcoming Events

Call for FY19 McDonnell Center Systems for Neuroscience Small Grants Program
Applications due by Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Call for CCSN Funding
Application period open Tuesday, February 6, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018.

CCSN Mini Retreat
Friday, February 2, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Umrath Lounge (Danforth Campus)

CCSN Spring Speaker
Elizabeth Spelke
Harvard University
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4:00 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center

Neuroscience Retreat
Thursday, October 11 – Friday, October 12, 2018
Trout Lodge, Potosi, MO