Neuroscience Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Brooklyn College
Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), 10-12 students are selected each year to engage in a 15-week, intensive, innovative mentored research experience in clinical, cognitive or behavioral neuroscience that involves:
- carrying out an independent research project under the supervision and guidance of a Brooklyn College REU faculty mentor;
- participating in scholarly didactics;
- completing scientific ethics training; and
- disseminating research results in poster form at the end of the term.
Students are expected to participate and train in the REU program as members of their identified mentors’ labs, which will require giving presentations, aiding in on-going research experiments, and other laboratory activities. In addition to provision of hands-on training and research experience,formal discussion of professional issues will help students explore career paths and prepare for graduate school applications (e.g., taking the GREs, soliciting letters of recommendation, writing personal statements, preparing resumes).
To successfully complete this program, students will devote 12-15 hours/week to laboratory research onsite at Brooklyn College and 5-6 hours/week to didactic seminars. REU students are awarded a stipend of $3,100 to compensate for their hours of laboratory work and to cover expenses such as travel, research materials, and books.
The dates for our Spring 2016 Neuroscience REU program are January 28, 2016 - May 17, 2016.
The application deadline is October 30, 2015.