The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. We accept undergraduates and masters students from around the world who have not committed to a PhD program. Participants must be actively enrolled as a student during the period of the Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program.
Janelia undergraduate scholars are dedicated future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring:
- Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience
- Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
- Evolution & Genetics
- Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development
- Neuronal Cell Biology
- Optical Physics & Imaging
- Structural Biology & Biochemistry
- Theory & Computational Neuroscience
This program provides an outstanding research experience, an opportunity to network with colleagues at all career levels, and a chance to form lifelong scientific collaborations and friendships. Stay on our beautiful campus and explore Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and the surrounding area.
The 2021 Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program competition will open in Fall 2020.
A Conversation with our 2018 Janelia Undergraduate Scholars
2018 Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Jeong Jun Kim, Jessica Passlack, and Kristopher Torp Jensen share their experience at Janelia and offer advice to students interested in applying to the undergraduate program.