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Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity fellowship

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, NeURO

Step into the world of neuroscience research with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute's new Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity (NeURO) fellowship program.

Scientific laboratories can feel like a foreign world, with their own language of specialized vocabulary and cutting-edge techniques — but they are exciting opportunities for discovery for anybody with dedication, curiosity and creativity. The NeURO fellowship program supports you as you join a research lab to help advance our understanding of how the brain works (and why it sometimes doesn't). No experience is necessary, just a spirit of exploration and a desire to work hard!

Students who do not have previous laboratory experience and students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply. For the 2019-20 academic year, the NeURO program is only open to Stanford students.

NeURO program elements

NeURO fellows will:

  • Participate in a one-unit spring quarter research immersion course to practice basic lab techniques, read scientific articles and give presentations
  • Receive spring quarter mentorship in their host research lab
  • Participate in a summer neuroscience and neuroanatomy course
  • Receive a 10-week fellowship ($7,500*) for full-time summer research. *This amount has been updated to align with VPUE's 2020 summer research stipend.

Undergraduate research opportunities

Students are encouraged to explore the wide variety of neuroscience research opportunities available on campus, including those posted on our Undergraduate Neuroscience Research Opportunities page. Need help reaching out to labs? Check out our resources page.

Apply to become a NeURO fellow

The 2020 NeURO Fellowship application period is closed; the 2021 application will open in Dec. 2020.

Students must apply in collaboration with a faculty member who welcomes the applicant to join their lab; prospective applicants who have not yet found a lab are encouraged to explore our directory of undergraduate neuroscience research opportunities, and to contact labs of interest to them.

Application and Eligibility

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