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Janelia-Meyerhoff Undergraduate Summer Program

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This program allows approximately 10 enthusiastic students to join an exciting mentored research training environment.
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Janelia-Meyerhoff Undergraduate Summer Program
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This program allows approximately 10 enthusiastic students to join an exciting mentored research training environment.
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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 junior and rising senior Meyerhoff Scholars from University of Maryland Baltimore County, Millennium Scholars from Penn State University, and Chancellor’s Science Scholars University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 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
  • Physiology
  • 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 $5,000 for the 10-week period.

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 is now closed for 2021.

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 2021 summer 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.