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Janelia is a highly collaborative setting where biologists routinely work alongside computer scientists, engineers, physicists, and chemists. This enables undergraduate scholars to benefit from an unparalleled interdisciplinary experience. Since the program began in 2007, more than 200 students have participated in the program and 12 have gone on to join the Janelia Joint Graduate Program.

Research Program

Previous scholars have worked on a range of projects in Janelia labs, including identifying the neurons that control feeding behavior in fruit flies, designing better labeling molecules for use with sophisticated microscopy, recording salamander retinal ganglion cell output to learn about motion tracking, and developing computer programs for automated image analysis.

Janelia undergraduate scholars have the opportunity to investigate important research questions using state-of-the-art technologies such as:

  • in vitro and in vivo single molecule imaging
  • video-based tools for quantitative analysis
  • voltage biosensors and Neuropixels probes
  • computational modeling
  • optogenetics
  • the annotated fruit fly brain connectome and our extensive collection of Gal4 driver lines
  • high speed and high content fluorescence microscopes

Program Details

There will not be a Summer 2023 Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program.

The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program runs from May to August. Students are required to spend a full 10 weeks at Janelia, but we are flexible on the specific start and end dates to accommodate differing academic calendars at universities. Scholars must be able to start the program before the end of June. 

International Students

International students are eligible and visas will be supported.

Accommodations and Support

All Janelia undergraduate scholars live together on campus. All living expenses including housing, food, and travel to and from Janelia are covered by the program. Students also receive a stipend of $5,000 for the 10-week period.