ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS now through March 1, 2022 for trainees (potential fellows of associates) to start fall 2022


  • Current 1st- or 2nd-year students strongly encouraged to  apply
  • Current 3rd-year students may apply, but it may be hard to complete the program and your dissertation, etc., as a 4th-year student
  • Must be sponsored by an eligible faculty mentor (currently, mentors should be from PSYC:BNS, PSYC:CLIN, PSYC:DEV, PSYC:L&C, LING, SLHS, ESPY, or GGS); normally, mentors and trainee candidates are from the same program
  • Applicants can apply to be a:
    • Fellow  (funded, only US citizens & green card holders)
    • Associate Trainee (not funded, access to incentive funds and full training program)


  • SLAC Seminar, Fall (3 credits)
  • SLAC Practicum, Spring (3 credits)
  • SLAC Skills, Fall (professional development) (1 credit)
  • Outreach Seminar, Spring (1 credit)
  • Talk series – Talk Shop (Mondays 12:20)
  • J-Term Primers (last week of winter break)
  • Join at least one committee
  • Interdisciplinary research – participate in at least one of the Challenge Team research group
  • Stay actively involved in the program throughout your time at UConn as per Definition of Active Participation


  • Financial:
    • Fellows get one year of full support 
    • Incentive funds, travel support, training opportunities available to fellows & associates
  • Unique elements of grad training:
    • Training in science communication
    • Problem-based approach
    • “Challenge teams” (more information on this coming soon)
    • Preparation for academic as well as non-academic career paths
      • Internship/summer rotations with industry and non-profit partners
    • Extend our intellectual community in interesting directions

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