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Preprofessional Opportunities

Rutgers University - Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Neuroscience


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Piscataway New Jersey
Deadline: Mid February


- Must be United States citizens or permanent residents. - Must have completed at least one year of college prior to the start of the program. Applicants who will have received their undergraduate degree prior to the start of the program are NOT eligible. Should be in good academic standing and have had some coursework in biology. - Should clearly articulate an interest in neuroscience and in pursuing a career in neuroscience related research. - Will NOT be considered if they are already admitted to graduate or professional programs (e.g., BA/MD). - Must be prepared to start the program on the first day (limited accommodations can be made if this is not possible).


The primary purpose of our program, established in 1996, is to provide 12 students with a closely-mentored, hands-on graduate level basic research experience in an active neuroscience laboratory on the Piscatway or New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University.

A second important goal, and one that distinguishes us from most other SURPs, is to provide students with career development and educational activities. These occur throughout the program, and are intended to increase knowledge and interest in pursuing careers in research.

Our program is primarily funded by an R25 Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/NIMH.  We will be proudly entering our 8th year of support from the NIH in 2020.