The Janelia-Meyerhoff Undergraduate Summer Program is a 10-week paid summer program for science-loving Scholars who want to participate in cutting edge research. Participants must be actively enrolled as a rising sophomore, rising junior and rising senior as a Meyerhoff Scholar from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Millennium Scholar from Penn State University, Chancellor’s Science Scholar University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Karsh STEM Scholar at Howard University, PATHS Scholar at University of California San Diego or SEED Scholar at University of California Berkeley to conduct research in a Janelia lab over the summer.
Janelia-Meyerhoff undergraduate students are dedicated future scientists, engineers, computational scientists, physician scientists, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring:
- Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience
- Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
- Cell and Tissue Biology
- Evolution & Genetics
- Computer Vision and Machine Learning
- Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development
- Neuronal Cell Biology
- Optical Physics & Imaging
- Structural Biology & Biochemistry
- Theory & Computational Neuroscience
This program provides an outstanding research experience and opportunities to discuss and present scientific work in an environment that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the 10-week period and a travel fellowship to a national meeting to present their summer research project.
In addition to the stipend, the program separately also covers living expenses, such as housing, food, and travel to and from Janelia. Come stay on our beautiful campus, enjoy opportunities to network with colleagues at all career levels, and form lifelong scientific collaborations and friendships.
The competition for 2023 is now closed.
Janelia Research Campus is operating under health and safety protocols for COVID-19. If you have any questions about Janelia’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, please contact Erik Snapp. Please note that Janelia may cancel the 2023 Janelia-Meyerhoff Undergraduate Summer Program if Janelia, in its sole discretion, determines that the state of the COVID-19 pandemic is such that Janelia cannot safely or efficiently hold the program.
The 2023 Janelia-Meyerhoff Undergraduate Summer Program competition is now closed.