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The Program

Human Neuroscience at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Georgia State University is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program gives you the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands experience with human neuroscience techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). You will also perform exciting research in the laboratories of Georgia Tech or Georgia State faculty mentors. You will also learn about neuroscience careers and tips for succeeding in graduate and medical school. We encourage applications from undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who attend universities without access to human neuroscience equipment like EEG and fMRI. The research areas of the faculty mentors are organized around three core neuroscience themes:

  1. Human Motor Control
  2. Cognitive Processing
  3. Human Neurophysiology

 

Overview

In this REU program, you will live on Georgia Tech’s campus for 10 weeks (from May 22nd to July 29th). You will spend your time in educational workshops centered around neuroscience research and neuroscience education and working in a faculty laboratory on a project you develop with your faculty mentor prior to the start of the program. You will present the results of this research at a symposium with participants from other REU programs on campus. You will receive a stipend of $6000 for the summer. The plan for the program is to be “in-person,” however given the unknown status of the COVID pandemic in Summer 2022, details of the program may change according to circumstances. All Georgia Tech COVID safety polices will be followed (https://health.gatech.edu/tech-moving-forward)

 

Ideal Candidates

All undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply.  Ideal candidates are students entering their junior or senior year who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in a neuroscience related field, who currently attend a university without access to neuroscience research equipment like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or electroencephalography (EEG), who identify as part of an under-represented minority group, and/or women. 

 

Application

The Online Application deadline is MARCH 1st, 2022. The application requires  the following:

  • Biographical Information of the Applicant
  • Personal Statement
    • Address the following topics: describe your interest and relevant background in human neuroscience. Describe how participating in this program will help to advance your academic and professional career.
    • 2-page double spaced
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Two (2) Recommendation Letters (an upload link will be emailed to the recommender's email address entered on your application)

 

Summary

What: REU in Human Neuroscience at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University

When: 10 weeks from May 22 through July 29

Stipend: $6000

Housing: Provided

Deadline: March 1st @ 5 PM ET

Contact: Aisha Webb (aisha.webb@cos.gatech.edu)