Fellowships and Educational Support

NEURO Research Fellows Program

The NRPA Enrichment for Underrepresented Opportunity (NEURO) Research Fellows program is a fellowship program to support exceptional students with an interest in neuroscience and who are from underrepresented groups as defined by the NIH. These include individuals from racial and ethnic minorities, with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds 
(https://diversity.nih.gov/about-us/population-underrepresented). The NRPA’s mission is to promote and support innovative, multidisciplinary neuroscience research at the University of Kentucky and succeeding in that goal includes helping to grow a broad diversity of scholars focused on the neurosciences who can work and thrive in an inclusive, welcoming environment.  

Interested students are invited to apply to the NEURO Research Fellows Program Summer 2021 program. Successful applicants will be matched with a neuroscience research opportunity on UK’s campus and be provided with a $2,000 stipend to support their time and expenses and an additional $1,000 will be provided to mentors to support the costs associated with work on a research project to be conducted over the course of the summer term/semester.

The program is currently only open to undergraduate and medical students at the University of Kentucky.

The application and more information can be found at the link below. Any questions may be directed to susannahmstitzer@uky.edu.


Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The  Neuroscience B.S. Program offers a Summer Research Program. The Summer Research Program provides students with $2000 in funding to continue their research in a neuroscience laboratory over an 8-week period in the summer. In addition to being a Neuroscience major, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and previous research experience. Applications are reviewed by the Department of Neuroscience and successful applicants are selected by their executive committee. 

Applications for the program are submitted during the Spring. Previous program details and a former application can be found following the links below.  

   Summer Research Program   Application Form  Neuroscience B.S.