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Application Deadline Extended to March 11, 2011

Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (C-SURE)

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for fellowships to pursue research with a Washington University faculty member affiliated with the Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (CCSN) pathway at Washington University.

CCSN is an exciting and fast-growing interdisciplinary field. It draws upon psychology, neurobiology and biomedical engineering. C-SURE fellows will complete a 10-week research experience during the summer, from May 31 to August 5, 2011. During that time fellows will spend most of their work time in the lab conducting research with a Washington University faculty member and possibly another C-SURE fellow in a research team. Although the focus of fellows’ activities will be hands-on research, we also will conduct several focused enrichment activities. These will include:

• The option of living in the Washington University research dorm with other students undertaking summer research. 

• Social activities with other summer research fellows. 

• Presentations on graduate school opportunities and career paths in CCSN. 

• Research presentations by CCSN graduate students.

To help expand the research experience beyond the summer, fellows will present their research results at Washington University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium and/or one of the fall Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Research Symposia in St. Louis or Chicago.

Each C-SURE fellow will receive a stipend of $3750 and will be eligible for a reduced housing rate in the Summer Research Dorm. 

Applications are welcome from rising sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in a discipline relevant to the broad goals of the CCSN program. Applicants should be currently enrolled either at Washington University or at a college or university that is a member of the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science. A list of Midstates member institutions can be found at http://www.mathsciconsortium.org/college_affiliations.

 Applicants should identify particular mentors at Washington University with whom they would like to conduct research. Potential mentors can be found by consulting the list of Neuroscience faculty at Washington University: http://neuroscience.wustl.edu/research/index.php?page=alpha. Applicants already affiliated with a CCSN lab are strongly encouraged to apply. Both mentor and fellow must agree to participate if one additional fellow is added to the research team.

Application instructions and materials can be found below. The deadline for applications is 5 PM CST, March 11, 2011. Fellows will be announced in early April. Questions about the program or about applying can be addressed to Professor Dennis L. Barbour, 314-935-7548, dbarbour@biomed.wustl.edu.

Should you have any problems submitting your application please contact Marlene Field fieldm@hope.edu.

 

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