Dedicated faculty mentorship 2-week hands-on lab course 8-week research experience
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Undergraduate Neuroscience Scholars Program
Apply Before Feb 1
How are NeuroScholars Chosen? • A selection committee comprised of UCLA faculty will select 10-12 applications based on:       •      Academic merit      •      Strength of interest in neuroscience research      •      Commitment to pursuing a neuroscience-related Ph.D. program       •      Strength of letter of recommendations • Selected applicants will be notified in early March 2017
What do UCLA NeuroScholars receive? • A $5000 stipend • A 2-week hands on laboratory research course • A 8-week neuroscience research experience in a UCLA laboratory • Close interactions with a dedicated faculty mentor  • Organized lunches with select faculty • Participation in career development workshops, organized by UCLA SPUR:       •      Considering the MD/Ph.D.      •      Applying to the Ph.D.      •      Creating Abstracts and Posters      •      Research Ethics and Statistics      •      Faculty Panel: The Life of a Professor      •      Career Panel: Industry, Research Associates, Government, Education • Participation in research seminars and journal clubs • Participation in UCLA’s Summer Research poster session
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Who is eligible to apply?• Current UCLA sophomore and junior undergraduates in Neuroscience, Physiological Sciences,                 Psychobiology and other neurobiology-related fields.  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above • Plan to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. • Must be able to devote full-time effort over the entire duration of the 10 week program • Previous research experience is preferred
Questions? • Email all inquiries to NeuroScholars@ucla.edu
The UCLA Neuroscience Scholars program is a 10-week intensive summer research training experience for exceptional UCLA sophomore and junior undergraduates that are committed to pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience. Neuroscience Scholars will be paired with a UCLA faculty mentor based on their research interests. The first 2 weeks of the program will consist of hands-on lab workshops and lectures that cover fundamental experimental approaches for neuroscience research. For the remaining 8 weeks of the program, students will conduct discovery research in the laboratories of their faculty mentors. 
How do I apply? By February 1, 2017:• Submit an online application form through UCLA SPUR • Compile the following in 1 PDF file and email to NeuroScholars@ucla.edu      •      Personal statement <1000 words summarizing your neuroscience research interests       •      List of 3-5 neuroscience-related faculty mentors that you would like to work with.                       If you are currently in a laboratory and prefer to continue a research project with your                       current mentor, please indicate this along with other potential faculty mentors.       •      Your resume or CV      •      Your academic transcript      •      Optional: Research statement <1000 words on your previous research experiences • Have two letters of recommendation from science faculty emailed directly to NeuroScholars@ucla.edu