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Independent Research

Students have an opportunity to transform knowledge learned in the classroom into tangible skills and to experience science as an evolving truth by engaging in research. Under the supervision of Neuroscience faculty, students develop valuable scientific techniques and problem solving skills while learning to function independently in a laboratory setting.

Students can work in a laboratory setting through several mechanisms. Interested students should do online research, utilize the CCRF resource, and read faculty and lab web pages to get a sense of the kind of research being done on campus. Undergraduates pursuing a BS or honors in Neuroscience will be required to complete experimental research within a laboratory setting.

Here are some tips on how to get started and what opportunities are available:

Tips for finding a research mentor

Independent Research

Internships & Fellowships

Neuroscience research metcalf internship

Developmental Neurobiology undergraduate fellowship

bscd fellowships in quantitative biology

The LEadership Alliance

NESSTP Summer Research Program

Jeff Metcalf Summer 2023 Paris Neuroscience Internship



It is only through directly experiencing

the joys and tribulations of the research process

that students can discover their own affinity for

and interest in laboratory work.

Research Library

College Center for Research and Fellowships

The College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF) helps undergraduates in the College navigate the broad array of institutional, domestic, and international undergraduate research opportunities that are available to them. Faculty-mentored research experiences complement and deepen academic work done in the classroom and provide students with key skills that prepare them for national and international fellowships, graduate study, and diverse careers.  

In support of undergraduate research, the CCRF organizes and runs: 

The CCRF also provides intensive support to College students as they prepare for nationally competitive fellowships. These prestigious opportunities fund graduate study, research, foreign language acquisition, and much more. Students are encouraged to apply for the following opportunities, among many others