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Summer Research Program in Neuroscience

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Neuroscience program at DSU is now accepting applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Sponsored by the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research 

 Key Dates:

  •    Application deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 
  •    Notification of acceptance: not later than Monday, April 2, 2018 
  •    Program dates: Monday, May 21, 2018 – Saturday, July 28 , 2018

The program: Students will spend 10 weeks over the summer carrying out neuroscience research with researchers at Delaware State University, the University of Delaware and the Nemours, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. The students, accompanied by their mentors, will also have the opportunity to travel to present their research at a national conference such as the Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Students accepted to the program will choose a faculty research mentor and will spend approximately 35 hours/week working in their mentor’s laboratory. Students will also participate in career, academic and professional development activities.

Participants receive: A stipend of $4,000 over the summer and will be eligible for additional travel support over the following academic year. Housing is available at Delaware State University for participants who need it.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least 25 credits of college-level work, and will not receive a Bachelor’s degree before December 2018. Students can be of any major as long as they have an interest and career plans related to neuroscience.

Types of research projects:  Students in the program can work on projects related to biology, psychology, computer science, rehabilitation science, or engineering. Neuroscience faculty mentors participating in the program are working on understanding the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy, anxiety, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and PTSD. Other potential faculty mentors are studying the basic biology of learning and memory, neural development, the consequences of early life trauma, and modeling of neuronal systems.

For more information and to apply go to: http://delawareneuroscience.org/, under Current Happenings.