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Two Summers of Paid Research in Neuroscience through the BP-ENDURE Neuroscience Pipeline Program


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The Washington University in St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous neuroscience curriculum and an empowering support system that allows participants to thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH BP-ENDURE Program and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two 10-week summers and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Overall, the Pipeline program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success and persistence of trainees towards our goal of increasing diversity in neuroscience.

Curriculum: Each component of the Neuroscience Pipeline program is designed to enhance the success and persistence of trainees. This begins with full-time hypothesis-driven research in a lab matching the participant's interests. Outside of the lab, our intensive curriculum focuses on neuroscience knowledge, scientific communication and graduate school preparation. Offerings Include mock fellowship writing classes, journal clubs, a week-long course on neuroscience fundamentals and graduate admissions workshops and mock Interviews. The Pipeline also includes an online class for credit and support to attend and present at the Society for Neuroscience meeting to sustain and strengthen skills during the academic year. In conjunction with personalized advising and an empowering community, the Pipeline offers outstanding, holistic training budding neuroscientists will use for years to come.

Benefits: In addition to conducting independent research with outstanding faculty, Pipeline scholars receive up to two summers of support, which includes a $5000 stipend per summer, travel funds to and from the program, university housing, and a public transportation pass for travel throughout St. Louis. Participants also have access to GRE/MCAT prep courses, funds to attend up to two scientific conferences annually and can obtain course credit for Neuroscience Futures through Washington University.

Eligibility: Students are strong candidates for the Pipeline if they are: interested in research and pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in a neuroscience-related field, enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, a US citizen or permanent resident, and are from an underrepresented group (e.g. racial and ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, individuals from low income areas and first-generation college students). All years of undergraduates are welcome to apply and previous research experience Is not required.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2018

Program Dates: 5/29/2018 - 8/4/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Washington University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Neuroscience

Keywords:
Behavioral Neuroscience
Brain Science
Cognitive & Neural Systems
Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate School Preparation
Neurobiology
Neurological Disorders
Neurology
Neuroscience

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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