After some judicious snooping around on the possible funding available to me as a US citizen, I have had to relegate possible foreign institutions to the 'if I can secure the funding' list. (ceph, if you're floating around, can you tell me how you got the funds to go to Dalhousie?) This leaves five schools on my main list. I want to put at least ten schools on here, with the caveat that they must all be American precisely because funding is a major factor, and I am super-paranoid about my odds of securing a sufficient ride at a foreign institution because there will be a bazillion other applicants applying for it and most American institutions' science departments will give a science grad student a full ride, as far as I'm aware! -Chicago -Stanford -Brown/MBL -Florida -Hawaii Can you tell me about more schools in the United States with a PhD program in biology or neuroscience or physiology that have cephalopod researchers floating around who do some study of the cephalopod nervous system, or barring that, invertebrate neuroscientists, and who are not retiring any time soon (hi Dr. Caldwell!) or are retired? Also, if you've got any information on the international funding tendencies of the non-US institutions who have cephalopod researchers, please let me know.