Duke REU Applications Now Open!!!

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University will offer a NSF fully-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 16th to July 15th, 2022! This REU provides underrepresented students with the skills, socialization, connection, and continuity to begin developing a scholar-researcher identity. This REU offers a truly unique research experience using a combination of methodological approaches across the life-span and across areas of psychology: Developmental, Social, and Cognitive Neuroscience. During this REU, students will get hands-on experience conducting experimental and observational research in addition to individually-tailored academic writing and GRE preparation sessions. Students will participate in weekly lab meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one sessions with their mentors in addition to meeting with other Duke undergraduates and faculty. 

This REU is jointly led by three faculty members whose research covers many areas of psychology and neuroscience: 
Makeba Wilbourn (developmental psychology: culture and experience effects on language learning), Sarah Gaither (social psychology: identity and diversity), and Gregory Samanez-Larkin (human neuroscience: motivation and decision making). Students who are admitted into the program will join one of these primary labs but also participate in regular activities with all students in the program from across the three research groups. 
This third session of this REU will occur during summer 2022 (May 16 – July 15). There are no costs associated with participating in this program. If we are able to meet safely in person, all travel expenses and campus housing will be provided, otherwise a hybrid and/or virtual option will be offered. Students will receive a $6000 stipend for working full-time across the internship period. This REU is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1950651). 
The application deadline is February 27th, 2022. More details and a link to the application are available on the website.

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