Applications Open for 2024–2025 Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Neuroscience

The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications from undergraduate students to participate in its Shenoy Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience (SURFiN) program for the 2024–2025 academic year. The program’s goal is to spark and sustain interest in neuroscience among undergraduate students whose backgrounds and experiences are underrepresented in science. The paid fellowships will run from September 2024 through May 2025.

SURFiN is a joint initiative from the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB), the Simons Collaboration on Plasticity and the Aging Brain (SCPAB) and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). The program is named in honor of neuroscientist Krishna Shenoy and is an expansion of the SCGB Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which accepted its first class in 2021.

SURFiN fellows will gain hands-on, in-person research experience in labs supported by the Simons Foundation under the mentorship of an early-career scientist such as a doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher. Prior laboratory experience is not required. This year’s opportunities are located in cities across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Funding will be provided to pay each fellow $25 per hour for 10 hours a week over 30 weeks during the academic year. Labs will receive a $2,000 resource stipend to further support the fellow. Additionally, fellows will participate in virtual and in-person community-building activities and travel to attend a Spring 2025 research symposium at the Simons Foundation in New York City.

The application deadline, including recommendation letter submission, is noon ET on May 1, 2024. For additional information about the program, including eligibility requirements, visit the SURFiN program page.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to attend a virtual informational webinar on Thursday, April 11, at noon ET. For registration and additional information, click here.

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