Summer Undergraduate Research at the
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh / Carnegie Mellon University
If you are a faculty member who advises undergraduates with an
interest in cognitive or computational neuroscience, kindly encourage
your best students to apply for an undergraduate summer internship at
the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint project of
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
A ten-week program beginning in early June features intensive
involvement in laboratory research supervised by one of the program's
faculty, plus a series of lectures and lab tours, and a weekly journal
club. Each student's individualized plan of research is determined in
consultation with their faculty mentor. Potential research activities
include functional brain imaging, computer simulations of cognitive
phenomena, neurophysiological recording from the brains of behaving
animals, neuroanatomical studies, and neuropsychological assessment of
clinical patients. Students receive a $2500 stipend, free housing,
and some travel support.
Applications are requested from highly motivated students with
interests in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, physics,
mathematics, or computer science.
STUDENTS MUST NOT YET HAVE COMPLETED THEIR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AT THE
TIME THEY PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. Hence, graduating seniors are
ineligible to apply.
Application information is available on the web at
Applicants must include a personal statement, a recent school
transcript, one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and a
selection of two choices of research areas they would like to explore.
The personal statement should be 2 pages in length and include the
following information: scientific interests and professional goals,
prior research experience, and relevant laboratory and computer
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2001.
For further information, please visit the web site listed above, or
send email to cncb-admissions at cnbc.cmu.edu