Summer Neuroscience Program

Spend your summer with us!

  • Receive a full-time stipend, plus money for your lab
  • Build critical soft skills for life after Duke
  • Work one-on-one with faculty to jump-start your research
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Duke's Summer Neuroscience Program is an 8-week summer program enabling you to conduct full-time research to jump start your Graduation with Distinction senior thesis. Full-time participants receive a $5,000 stipend, and mentors receive $1,000 towards their discretionary fund. You may also elect to take one summer school course during term I or II; you obtain $2500 and your mentor receives $500. Once your potential mentor is identified, you will need to collaborate with them to complete and submit an SNP application. Check out the DIBS faculty network and the Psychology & Neuroscience faculty page to locate a mentor.

Important dates:

  • Applications for Summer Neuroscience Program will go live Dec. 11th, 2023
  • February 9th at 11:59pm applications close
  • Mid-March 2024 Acceptance notifications out (at the latest)
  • Program will run June 3rd-July 26th, 2024

Application topics may include:

  • Personal Information: name, Duke email address, class year
  • Experiences: previous lab exposure, other neuroscience courses
  • Future Plans: anticipating Graduation with Distinction, post-graduation plans
  • Research Plans: mentor's name, department and Duke email address

Applications are now CLOSED for summer '24.

Questions? Contact Tyler Lee at Please DO NOT fill out the form to just see what is being asked and then write to Tyler to delete the submission; this potentially will make you ineligible. We take this application process seriously.