Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program now accepting applications

Applications are open for the Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering (NISE) graduate trainee program. NISE engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of future of work at the human technology frontier approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals, and/or that are inspired by their abilities.

The NISE program builds on the unique strengths of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation and the Vanderbilt Graduate School.

Julie Vernon

All graduate students may apply to be affiliated with the program. Students in eligible STEM programs who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may additionally request fellowship support. Eligible programs for fellowship support include the School of Engineering (all graduate programs), the College of Arts and Science (natural sciences graduate programs), the School of Medicine (basic sciences graduate programs) and the Graduate School (data science).

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.

The application and more information can be found on the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation website, or for specific questions, please contact Professor Julie Vernon at