Laboratory experience is a game-changer for our student's ability to get into medical or graduate programs, and land research jobs.
Unfortunately, few are financially able to volunteer enough time to gain valuable research experience during college. The Behavioral Neuroscience Program Summer Research Stipend helps increase opportunities for undergrads to participate in research and make the field more inclusive and diverse.
With your help we can raise $6,000 to provide a summer research stipend to undergraduate student in the Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) major currently volunteering in a BNS faculty lab. Thanks to current and past donors we have raised enough for 2 stipends this year but we have many more students that would greatly benefit from research experience yet cannot afford to spend a whole summer in the lab.
Whenever possible, the recipients would demonstrate financial need, interest pursuing a graduate degree, and be from an underrepresented group ( e.g. racial or ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, from low-income households and first-generation college students, LGBTQ+ individuals).
Please make your gift today to provide research stipends to a BNS student who needs it to grow their career and passion in the field. Anything we are able to raise over $6,000 we will start applying to a 4th research stipend and expand our summer research opportunities to students!
"Receiving a 2022 Summer Research Award has given me exposure and skill in an advanced technique that’s extremely rare among undergraduates, and I am grateful to the donors that made it possible, Dr. Linda Blackwell and Dr. David Goldman. This summer has made me a very competitive candidate for jobs after graduation and for graduate schools, both of which I now feel very prepared for after having a more extensive experience in a lab setting. I am extremely proud of the work I accomplished this summer, and of how I committed to growing myself as a scientist. I will never forget how this summer undergraduate research award influenced me personally as a first-generation college student, and my prospects in a career as neuroscientist researcher trained in electrophysiology.”
- Megan Koch