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Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Undergraduate Research Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty.

Program Goals:

1.To give qualified students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-driven laboratory research in neuroscience.

2.To teach the technical features of a research project. These may include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology or behavioral assessments.

3.Students who envision their future in clinical medicine typically will not be competitive for this fellowship, unless that vision also includes an important potential role for laboratory-based neuroscience research.

Eligibility:

1.Completion of sophomore or junior year of undergraduate training.

2.GPA of 3.0 ("B") or higher, especially in science, math, and related coursework.

3.All applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university, or who are citizens of the U.S. or her protectorates, including residents of Puerto Rico.

4.International applicants will be required to provide official authorization for Optional Practical Training (OPT) from their home institution, prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh.

Funding:

1.A $3,500 stipend will be paid as follows: a $500 check will be provided at program orientation. The remaining $3,000 will be paid in two equal payments on June 30 and July 31, 2014.

2.Fellows will receive housing at no cost in a double-occupancy, on-campus dormitory.

3.Tickets will be provided to ride Port Authority public transportation buses.

4.Fellows will be responsible for their own meals and other expenses, including travel to and from Pittsburgh.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pittsburgh

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:
Neuroscience

Keywords:
Neurology

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