The Thompson Institute offers a range of opportunities for students and the community.
The Thompson Institute has many opportunities available for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, researchers and academics.
USC undergraduate students can undertake Honours projects with research teams at the Thompson Institute.
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience is the only postgraduate program of its kind to be delivered fully online. Learn from Thompson Institute experts at the forefront of mental health and neuroscience research and clinical service delivery. Areas of focus include youth mental health and neurobiology, suicidality and suicide prevention, and recent and novel approaches to mental health treatment, such as psychedelics and brain stimulation.
Opportunities are available to undertake Higher Degree by Research at the Thompson Institute. Potential candidates can contact the research team directly to find out more about the opportunities available.
Late PhD, early career researchers and researchers can become science mentors for Frontiers for Young Minds. Science mentors provide guidance for young reviewers, and must work in the fields of Neuroscience and/or Mental Health.
If you are interested in being a science mentor, contact Daniel Hermens, Professor of Youth Mental Health.
The Thompson Institute encourages researchers to submit papers to Frontiers for Young Minds to develop their skills in translating their research for a young audience. This broadens the reach of their research and helps inspire future researchers.
We offer a summer internship for secondary students interested in neuroscience, research and mental health. Find out more and apply.
The Thompson Institute offers a variety of mental health focused events and training opportunities of interest to the general public, students, people with Lived Experience and health care professionals. These include forums, workshops, training, panel discussions, collaborations, programs and film screenings.
Future researchers - high schools
The Thompson Institute is creating opportunities for young people and schools to gain experience and understanding in neuroscience research, brain imaging technology and mental health.
Young people interested in neuroscience and mental health can become reviewers for Frontiers for Young Minds. A young reviewer works with a Science Mentor, who helps guide them through the review process. Young reviewers provide feedback and suggestions to authors that will make their articles clear and interesting to a young audience. The Thompson Institute can provide this opportunity for young people as individual reviewers or a classroom of young reviewers. Find out more and register your interest.