NSF Neuro-REU Project

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Neuroscience (2021-24)

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023

Application deadline of 1 February 2023

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants are expected to have completed at least two years of full-time college enrollment prior to June and be pursuing a major in biological sciences, psychological sciences, engineering, physics, mathematics or related fields. Students graduating prior to July are not eligible. Also, the program is for non-Mizzou students, i.e., students from University of Missouri-Columbia are not eligible.

  • A 10-week research experience (23 May - 28 July 2023; Travel days of Monday, 22 May and Saturday, 29 July).

  • A stipend of $6,000 in addition to travel, tuition, air-conditioned campus dorm housing and full meal plan.

  • A one-week boot-camp focused on “Computational Neuroscience” starting day 1 on campus.

  • An opportunity to assist graduate students with important research led by leading faculty with a wide range of expertise spanning four different colleges. This REU will have a computational component.

  • Opportunity to join approximately 50+ other undergrad research students in a Research Symposium wherein each student prepares a poster presentation and writes a 1-page abstract for publication in a symposium handbook.

  • A full series of evening workshops and brown bag lunches with 50+ other undergraduate researchers will give students information about research, career preparation and options, in addition to scientific ethics.

  • Nationally acclaimed speakers will discuss specialty areas relevant to the summer research program.

  • Social activities will be planned with input from participants guiding the agenda.

  • Opportunity to enhance resumes and prepare for graduate school.

Sample Mentors | Photo Album

Application Information

To apply:

  • Fill out the application form by clicking on the APPLY link above (select mentors from Sample Mentors)

  • Include a PDF copy of your resume

  • Include PDF copy of unofficial transcript

  • Have at least 1 (preferably 2) references; send recommendation letters to mizzoureu@gmail.com.

  • Applications are not complete until all materials are received.

Note: Incomplete or incorrect applications will be rejected.

Students from underrepresented groups and from non-PhD granting institutions are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Dan Dopp or David Fague.