Summer Research Opportunities



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.

 Accepted students will visit the University and be able to participate in many learning opportunities including:

  • An NSF workshop to learn about applying for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious award available to undergraduate students in their senior year that have been accepted to a graduate school

  • Social events with UM Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty and students. Events have included potluck dinners, sporting events, tours of the UM Football Stadium and facilities, meals at local restaurants, movie nights and various Ann Arbor summer events. 

  • Bi-monthly journal clubs with UM-Neuroscience Graduate Students 

  • End of summer poster session and presentation to share your summer project with a group of faculty, students and lab personnel​​

Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, housing,and roundtrip travel to the program. 


For other University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunities see here


                                                                                                                        Summer Program Poster Presentations                   


                                                                                       Summer Program Students and NGP Students with the Creature Conservancy