Fellowships and Educational Support
Summer Research Opportunities
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 populations including, as defined by the NIH, individuals from racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (https://diversity.nih.gov/about-us/population-underrepresented). The NRPA’s mission is to promote and support innovative neuroscience research at the University of Kentucky and succeeding in that goal necessitates ensuring the diversity of neuroscientists is as broad and exceptional as the field itself.
NEURO Research Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend for the Summer 2024 period.
Applications for 2024 will be due in March 2024
For application requirements and other information please contact Laura Muzinic.
The Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship, sponsored by the University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and Research Priority Areas (RPA) supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, seeks to ensure the inclusion of a diverse population of undergraduate students pursuing mentored research in areas defined to be of critical importance to Kentuckians and the Commonwealth.
By providing opportunities to discover, invent, create, and develop new knowledge and skills, the CURE Fellowship will empower undergraduates to become informed citizens and leaders for their respective communities. Multiple CURE Fellowships will be awarded for each RPA.
CURE Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend for the Summer 2023 period.
For more details about eligibility and to access the application please visit: https://our.uky.edu/CURE-Fellowship
African American Research Training Scholars Program
The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for the SCoBIRC African American Research Training Scholars Program (AARTS) from qualified African-American undergraduate students for up to 12 months of funded research training in neurotrauma. The award of $6,000 will cover a summer stipend ($4,000) and travel expenses ($2,000) to present at a national meeting.
Neuroscience B.S. Program Summer Research Fellowship Application
The Neuroscience B.S. Program offers a Summer Research Program. The Summer Research Program provides students a stipend 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 reviewed by faculty affiliated with the Neuroscience B.S. Program.
Applications for the program are submitted during the Spring. Previous program details and a former application can be found following the links below.