The University of Iowa has clinical and research expertise across a variety of brain stimulation modalities with strong interdisciplinary collaborations, creating an ideal environment for training our next generation of clinicians and researchers. There are fellowship training opportunities in neuromodulation through the departments of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.  In addition there are ample opportunities for basic and translational research training, from undergraduate through post-doctoral level research positions.  For more information contact or contact individual training programs directly.

INSPIRE Fellowship

The  Iowa Neuroscience Specialty Program in Research Education (INSPIRE) is offering four post-doctoral training positions within the University of Iowa’s Department of Psychiatry. The two-year fellowship program will begin in July 2017 and is designed to train fellows who are dedicated to a career in neuroscience research. Fellows will have the opportunity to work alongside a University of Iowa senior investigator based on their research interest. Faculty mentors specialize in a wide range of research topics including, neuroimaging, genetics, molecular biology, neuromodulation, cognitive neuroscience, and epidemiology. The program stresses the acquisition and application of research skills in neuroscience technologies to examine the mechanisms, lifetime trajectory, and treatment approaches to major mental illnesses. Click here to learn more. 

Neurology Movement Disorders Fellowship  

The Movement Disorders Fellowship consists of one to two years of post residency training concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. During the fellowship, the fellow will develop the ability to effectively evaluate and treat patients with movement disorders. This will include the techniques of administration of botulinum toxin for the treatment of dystonia and spasticity, as well as management of patients with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia who underwent deep brain stimulation surgery. In addition, the fellow will participate in preparing a twice-monthly conference on movement disorders to be presented to medical students, neurology residents, and faculty in the Department of Neurology.


The Department of Neurosurgery offers a one-to-two year Pre-Clinical Fellowship to provide candidates with the opportunity to participate fully in the clinical and teaching activities of the University of Iowa Neurosurgery residency training program. Fellows are supervised by internationally recognized faculty members and receive extensive exposure to the full range of clinical neurosurgery, including DBS procedures. 

There are also ample education and training opportunities for undergraduate and and graduate students.