Welcome to The Center for Systems Neuroscience

The McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience has supported Neuroscience-related activities across Washington University for years.  It helps fund a wide variety of activities in research, education and outreach that promote the scope and vibrancy of our Neuroscience community.  On this site, you can find how to apply for funding, learn about past awardees, as well as events and initiatives the Center has supported.  The site also describes the history and the administration of the Center and its relationship to the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology.


New Resource Proposals (NRPs) are a signature feature of the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience. We believe that they are critically important for fueling innovative neuroscience research across WU.

Unfortunately, due to current financial restrictions at WUSM, we need to temporarily suspend the NRP program. We will reevaluate quarterly throughout the coming fiscal year and will open the program as soon as we are able.

Please contact the Director (Tamara Hershey PhD; tammy@wustl.edu) if you have any questions.