NSF Neural REU Project - Mizzou Engineering

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Neuroscience (2021-24)

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants are expected to have completed at least two years of full-time college enrollment prior to June and be pursuing a major in biological sciences, psychological sciences, engineering, physics, mathematics or related fields. Students graduating prior to July are not eligible. Also, the program is for non-Mizzou students, i.e., students from University of Missouri-Columbia are not eligible.
  • A 10-week research experience from Monday, May 23, to Friday, July 29, 2022 (travel days of Sunday, May 22, and Saturday, July 30)
  • A stipend of $6,000 in addition to travel, tuition, air-conditioned campus dorm housing and full meal plan
  • An opportunity to assist graduate students with important research led by leading faculty with a wide range of expertise spanning four different colleges. This REU will have a computational component.
  • 1 hr credit for a course in “Computational Neuroscience” (meets one hour a week).
  • Opportunity to join approximately 50+ other undergrad research students in a Research Symposium wherein each student prepares a poster presentation and writes a 1-page abstract for publication in a symposium handbook.
  • A full series of evening workshops and brown bag lunches with 50+ other undergraduate researchers will give students information about research, career preparation and options, in addition to scientific ethics.
  • Nationally acclaimed speakers will discuss specialty areas relevant to the summer research program.
  • Social activities will be planned with input from participants guiding the agenda.
  • Opportunity to enhance resumes and prepare for graduate school.

Sample Mentors | Photo Album


Application Information

To apply:

Note: Incomplete or incorrect applications will be rejected.

Students from underrepresented groups and from non-PhD granting institutions are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Dan Dopp or Vinay Guntu.


Modeling Resources
  1. Single Neuron Models
  2. Python/NEURON