Trainees in the GMU-INOVA Applied Neurotechnologies class work with faculty and clinicians in both an academic and simulated clinical environment on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

CASBBI provides an immersive research and mentoring environment for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees to acquire multidisciplinary scientific and research knowledge and skills.

CASBBI’s NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Interdisciplinary Program in Disability-related Research is a bold, new model for community-engaged STEM graduate training. If you are passionate about solving complex societal problems, and would like to learn how to work on interdisciplinary teams, communicate with community stakeholders, and translate your research ideas to commercial products, this program may be right for you. Competitive funding packages are available. 

For more information about the program, visit the CASBBI NRT program page or contact Program Director Siddhartha Sikdar at

Apply now to join the next NRT cohort starting in Summer 2021!