Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity (N.U.R.O)

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The Department of Neuroscience and Center for Foundational Neuroscience Research & Education at West Virginia University will offer up to 10 summer internships of research-intensive training to competitive undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at a US college or institution and have completed their second or third year. The program will run from May 28th- July 25th, 2024.

  • ~Nine weeks of research-intensive experience, weekly journal clubs, a poster symposium, and activities.
  • A research stipend of $4,000, plus competitive travel support (if requested) 
  • A double-room in a residential hall
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, and recreational facilities
  • A fun, interactive, educational, awesome summer experience!

Apply for NURO 2024!

The deadline to apply for NURO will be February 29, 2024.

Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They should have a strong understanding of and proficiency in Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, or Psychology. Accompanying their application should be a resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, and their official transcripts**. These items can be sent to Becca Rohn once the applicant has submitted their application. Please have letters of recommendation sent to Mx. Rohn by the recommenders. Any letter of recommendation that is sent by the applicant will not be accepted.

**Unofficial transcripts may be sent in to act as a placeholder for your spot in the program until official transcripts are received.

This research opportunity will allow undergraduate students to train intensively in one of the following areas: 

  • Sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience
  • Neural injury, including stroke
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuropsychiatric diseases

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Any additional questions can be directed to Becca Rohn.

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