Training and Internships
There are several program options for neuroscience graduate students. Members of the RNI do not train graduate students through one particular program, but through several different programs, based on the department in which the faculty mentor resides. Because we are an interdisciplinary body, there are multiple ways in which prospective students can apply to engage in graduate study with our investigators. Available programs for neuroscience graduate students are in one of the following departments or centers: Health Sciences Center (Biomedical Sciences); Biology; Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience); or Chemical & Biomedical Engineering.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)
For nine weeks over the summer, we will offer internships for research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a Center faculty member.
Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in WVU apartments on campus. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, the Personal Rapid Transit system (PRT), and unlimited use of the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center.
Faculty Mentoring Program
The goal of the faculty mentoring program is to ensure both the success of new faculty and their retention at the institution. Our primary measure of success is based on the quality of scientific contributions to a field of inquiry, as judged primarily by the quality of peer-reviewed publications and by attracting extramural funding. We also value success in communicating scientific knowledge to peers, to students and to the lay public, through invited lectures and teaching.