Application Process

Requirements & Eligibility

Applicants should be:

  • Self-identified as underrepresented, first generation college student, disability or disadvantaged (economic)
  • Interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD in neurosciences field
  • Demonstrate strong dedication and alignment to core values
  • Committed to conducting 10-weeks of research during the summer

Students are selected for the program after a series of steps that include application screening, interviews, and invitation to participate based on the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a health screening, criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects. Housing is provided by the program (dorm room or apartment style) and scholars are reimbursed for travel expenses. This program is viewed as an educational-career enrichment experience however, scholars do receive a stipend of $12/hr.

The deadline for submission is the last Friday in January of each year.

Final decisions will be released mid-March of each year. The summer program internship start date is typically the first or second week of June, with an end date 10 weeks later. Please note that depending on your spring semester end date, your start/end date will vary accordingly.

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