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Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Grants

Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Grants 2024

We are accepting applications for Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Grant. Proposals will be funded at $4000 for 8 weeks full-time summer research in a Northwestern University laboratory on a neuroscience topic. Only declared Neuroscience majors who will graduate no earlier than fall 2024 are eligible. No outside work or classes are permitted during the grant award period and no travel is funded.

Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 19, 2024 by 5 pm please send applications by email to Preference given to Neuroscience majors who declared prior to March 28th, 2024. Only complete and on-time applications will be considered.

The ~2 page single-spaced research proposal should be in .pdf format only and should include the following sections.



If you applied to SURG or WCAS for summer funds, you may submit the same or an amended version to Neuroscience but multiple awards are not permitted.

In addition to this proposal, the faculty mentor (not the post-doc or grad student) should send an email directly to  with the following:

A statement accepting primary responsibility as the student’s mentor, including supporting their intellectual development as a scientist, providing timely feedback on student’s writing, and ensuring the student presents their work at lab meeting or a similar venue.