Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity (NURO)

The Neuroscience Graduate Department hosts the Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity, that includes internally funded positions that allow undergraduate students to explore the field of neuroscience. In partnership with NIH BP-ENDURE (Blueprint for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Under-graduate Research Education Experiences) grants, we provide a 10-week summer program for undergraduates who have completeted at least one academic year of undergraduate study. Students will be able to explore neuroscience through different research projects and opportuntities, they will get to meet different faculty members and other students through social events, and hone their scientific knowledge by doing a poster presentation of their research.
Participants will receive a stipend of $6,000, housing,and roundtrip travel to the program. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have an academic background in science/engineering
  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences
  • Must have successfully completed at least one academic year of  an undergraduate program and not scheduled to graduate before December 2018
  • Have personal medical/health insurance coverage (including emergency room and coverage while in Michigan) for the duration of the program
  • Contribute to our diverse student body by one or more of the following (please indicate any that apply):
    • Come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented
    • Have demonstrated commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm
    • Have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances
    • Are first-generation U.S. citizens or first generation in family to graduate from a four year college
How to Apply:
You can apply online here, applications are due March 1st . Since this application does not allow you to save and complete at a later date, we recommend you take a look at the application so you know the materials you will need to have ready in advance. In summary, you will need to provide a research statement , a personal statement, your resume or CV, and your unofficial transcript.
Letter of Recommendation- one letter of recommendation from a faculty member is requested. The recommendation form and letter must be emailed or mailed directly from the recommender.
All materials are due by March 1st in order for your application to be reviewed.
Application: PDF or online