Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Research Program
Each summer, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) sponsors a 10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct research investigating diverse aspects of nervous system function under the guidance of individual CNUP training faculty. CNUP training faculty investigate diverse aspects of nervous system function. Consequently, the technical features of an undergraduate summer research project might include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, or behavioral assessments. Student recipients of this competitive fellowship will receive a stipend and will be provided housing at no cost.
The goal in offering this fellowship is to give academically talented students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-driven laboratory research in neuroscience. Students who envision a future for themselves in clinical medicine typically will not be competitive for this fellowship, unless that vision also includes an important potential role for laboratory-based neuroscience research.