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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!

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 ($8,000) for full-time summer research

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.

Apply to become a NeURO fellow

The application period will open on December 11, 2019 and close February 1, 2020. Prospective fellows will apply in collaboration with a faculty member; undergraduates are encouraged to contact labs of interest to them to discuss the possibility of summer research. Additional information about the application and eligibility will be available soon.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, undergraduate neuroscience Stanford