Neuroscience Summer Research Experience at the University of Missouri

NSF NeuroREU Project

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Neuroscience (2017-2019)



  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants are expected to have completed at least two years of full-time college enrollment prior to June and be pursuing a major in biological sciences, psychological sciences, engineering, physics, mathematics or related fields. Students graduating prior to July are not eligible
  • A 10-week research experience from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, July 26, 2019 (travel days of Mon, May 20 and Saturday, July 27) Sample Projects & Mentors
  • A stipend of $5,750 in addition to travel, tuition, air-conditioned campus dorm housing and full meal plan
  • An opportunity to assist graduate students with important research led by leading faculty with a wide range of expertise spanning four different colleges. This REU will have a computational component.
  • 1 hr credit for a course in “Computational Neuroscience” (meets one hour a week).
  • Opportunity to join approximately 50+ other undergrad research students in a Research Symposium wherein each student prepares a poster presentation and writes a 1-page abstract for publication in a symposium handbook.
  • A full series of evening workshops and brown bag lunches with 50+ other undergraduate researchers will give students information about research, career preparation and options, in addition to scientific ethics.
  • Nationally acclaimed speakers will discuss specialty areas relevant to the summer research program.
  • Social activities will be planned with input from participants guiding the agenda.
  • Opportunity to enhance resumes and prepare for graduate school.

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