Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Grants
Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Grants 2022
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 are eligible. No outside work or classes are permitted during the grant award period and no travel is funded.
Applications are due by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm Friday, May 6, 2022. Only complete and on-time applications will be considered.
The ~2 page single-spaced research proposal should include the following sections.
- Background/introduction to place the work in context
- The open question
- A testable hypothesis
- Possible outcomes
- In-text citations
- Bibliography at the end of the research section
- A paragraph or table describing a rough 8-week timeline of the work to be accomplished
- A paragraph describing your preparation for this work
- The following: your name, studentID, netid, phone, major, primary school at NU, anticipated quarter of graduation, faculty mentor (NU faculty, not post-doc or grad student), daily lab mentor (if different from faculty).
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 email@example.com with the following:
- A 1-paragraph endorsement of the student
- Who will be available to train the student on a daily basis
- 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.
Students selected for funding will be expected to present their work at an end-of-summer symposium if health conditions permit.
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