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CMU Summer Program for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR) 2020

The Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research, the Department of Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted to our fifth Summer Program for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR).

This program supports our commitment to training a diverse set of leaders in the field of psychology, neuroscience, learning sciences, and related disciplines.

We encourage applications from students from underrepresented groups, including racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, veterans, and students with disabilities. Students admitted into the program will spend 8 weeks during the summer working in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $3,000 for the eight-week of the SPUR program and apartment-style housing will also be provided.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2020.

More information about the program and instructions to apply are provided here.


Posted: 1/21/20

University of Rochester 2020 Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2020 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. 

Students interested in vision science, neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science are invited to join the Center for Visual Science for a summer of supervised laboratory training. Applicants will be selected based on academic achievements and an interest in pursuing graduate studies in science. Both US and foreign applications will be accepted.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is restricted to undergraduate students or recent graduates who have not been accepted to graduate school programs. Successful applicants are typically juniors or seniors who have research experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 10, 2020 

For more information please visit the Center for Visual Science website. 

Posted: 01/09/20

Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Computational Neuroscience

Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Starting in late May or early June each year, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university dormitory housing.

The core of the program is the opportunity to carry out an individual mentored research project working closely with a faculty mentor. Other aspects of the scientific program include: faculty research talks, student presentations and discussion of articles from the scientific literature, presentations on career options and scientific ethics, and a concluding symposium in which students present their research.

This program is intended for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. Any undergraduate may apply, but we are especially interested in attracting students with strong quantitative backgrounds. Many of our trainees are from colleges and universities that do not have extensive research programs, but all must be United States citizens or permanent residents, must be enrolled at a 4-year accredited institution, and must be in their sophomore or junior year at the time of application.  CNBC is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and we encourage applications from women, under-represented minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Summer 2019 uPNC Research
Summer 2018 uPNC Research
Summer 2017 uPNC Research

The application for the Summer 2020 program is now available.

Download the 2020 Application in (Microsoft Word) or (Adobe Acrobat) format.

Application Receipt Deadline: February 15, 2020.

Application can be returned via email or regular mail (see addresses below).

In addition to the application, the following items are required for evaluation:

  • A brief (one page) essay about your interest and experience in neural computation.
  • Official transcript from the institution you are attending
  • Two letters from professional references. You should contact your recommenders and ask them to mail or email a letter directly to us.
  • SAT/ACT scores (do NOT have to be official; photocopies are acceptable)

Documents should be mailed to:
Computational Neuroscience Summer Program
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Suite 115
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2617

Please contact Dr. Linda Moya ( for further questions. 


Posted: 12/28/19

Caltech Summer Research Opportunities

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. 

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech.

The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs.

Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2020.

For more information, visit the WAVE Fellows Program website 

Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2020.
For more information, visit the Amgen Scholars Program website.  
Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey. Interested students can join the following webinar to learn more on: November 21, 11:00 am (PST)

Posted: 11/15/19