The Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology (CINT) at Washington University creates a collaborative environment to develop novel neuro-medical technologies; educates staff and students in the areas of idea generation, valuation, development and application; and creates a connection between academia and industry.

CINT Innovation in Neurotech Fellowship

Innovation is a key component in a transformative ecosystem that promotes regional economic growth and improves healthcare and accessibility. The successful conceptualization and implementation of new ideas requires an interdisciplinary approach that connects engineering principles and the practice of medicine. To bridge the gap between engineering and medicine, the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology (CINT) offers a unique educational experience through the Innovation in Neurotech Fellowship Program.  Applications open in January of each year.

The goals of the program are:

  1. Provide opportunity to design, draft, and create a prototype of an original device for clinical neurosurgical practice under mentorship from neurosurgical and engineering faculties;
  2. Promote interdisciplinary (medical and engineering) communication and interactions through close collaboration with neurosurgical residents and PhD candidates;
  3. Provide valuable experiential learning that bridges neurotech, entrepreneurship, and healthcare needs;
  4. Promote understanding of the innovation translation and intellectual property processes.


  • Rising third or fourth year full-time undergraduate students in the Engineering and Business Schools. 
  • Deadline for Application:  March 15, 2023    
  • Notification of Award:  April 5, 2024
  • Stipend: $4,000  
  • Time commitment: 40 hours per week for 12 weeks 

How to apply:

  • A cover letter summarizing your interests, creative experience, and talents
  • One letter of recommendation from a business or engineering faculty
  • Complete course transcripts through December 2023


Please contact Juliana Amaral Passipieri, PhD
Division Administrator for Neurotechnology