Mentored Summer Research Award

Diversity Summer Research Awards:

Are you an undergraduate who wants to work in a lab this summer and fund your own research experience?

SRNDNA funds $5000 summer research awards for an at least 8-week intensive, mentored summer research experience for under-represented minorities (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, low-income background, women in neuroscience). The award recipient is the undergraduate student, so they will be the primary applicant. 

Each proposal must include: 

  • a one paragraph project description.
  • a 2-3 sentence description of the mentorship structure (i.e., who will provide mentorship in what way).
  • the goals for the summer experience. 
  • a mentor statement of commitment.

No letters of recommendation are required but a statement of commitment by the faculty mentor must be included with the application. This can be as simple as a PDF’d email saying something like, “I agree to mentor so-and-so for <dates> this summer on <project>. We will meet <at this frequency> and by the end of the summer hope to accomplish <these goals>”. The summer research experience can be in a lab in which the student is already working at their home institution or in a lab at a different university. The project must in some way inform our understanding of decision-making across the life span. 


Application Deadline: March 1, 2021