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Faculty Membership

Membership with the Wu Tsai Institute fosters community, collaboration, and investigation through grants, programming, and other initiatives to produce transformative contributions to neuroscience research. We welcome applications from faculty across Yale whose research and scholarship contribute to our understanding of human cognition.

The more than 130 Wu Tsai Faculty Members come from dozens of departments across multiple schools. With the support of the Institute's resources and facilities, they conduct research, mentor and teach students and postdocs, and actively engage in our community.


WTI Faculty Membership Application

Current Status: CLOSED

The Institute invites applications from Yale faculty who pursue scholarly interests aligned with our mission, who advance teaching and mentorship through graduate advising, and who want to contribute to our community and programming efforts. Members commit to the Institute’s Code of Conduct and active engagement with the WTI community.

The current application cycle is closed, and the next call for faculty membership will start fall 2023. Email us with questions, and sign up for future news and updates.

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Benefits + Eligibility

Wu Tsai Faculty Members are appointed to a three-year, renewable term.

  • Access to member-specific opportunities and funding
  • Priority registration to symposia, workshops, and retreats
  • Members-only news, events, and training
  • Networking and visibility across the membership community
  • Promotion on the Institute's website and social channels
  • Support for grant applications
  • Administrative and technical support from WTI staff
  • WTI-branded toolkits and swag

  • Ladder-track faculty at Yale University
  • Pursue scholarly interests aligned with the Wu Tsai Institute’s mission of advancing our understanding of cognition and sparking human potential
  • Approved for graduate advising by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)

Members are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct and demonstrate community involvement through active participation and leadership in WTI activities.

Our members are encouraged to list the Wu Tsai Institute as an author affiliation in conference and journal papers, talks, and email signatures. 

Possible member activities include:

  • Following and promulgating the Institute's Code of Conduct
  • Serving on WTI committees and/or working groups
  • Regularly attending, hosting, and/or presenting at talks, seminars, and workshops
  • Participating in programs, collaborations, and challenges
  • Providing input and feedback when surveyed
  • Mentoring students, postdocs, or junior colleagues
  • Representing the Institute at conferences and with donors and media
  • Assisting with faculty hiring and other recruitment activities
  • Maintaining an up-to-date Wu Tsai Faculty Member profile