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UCLA Neuroscience Scholars (NeuroScholars) Program

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Raised toward our $18,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on January 01, at 12:00 AM PST
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UCLA Neuroscience Scholars (NeuroScholars) Program

The UCLA Neuroscience Scholars (NeuroScholars) Program was formed in 2017 with the mission to provide impactful research training and guidance to exceptional undergraduates that are committed to pursuing careers in discovery neuroscience. NeuroScholars are paired with a UCLA faculty mentor based on their research interests. In the first 2 weeks of the program, students participate in a hands-on laboratory course ("NeuroBootcamp") that teaches fundamental principles and experimental approaches for neuroscience research. For the remaining 8 weeks of the program, students conduct independent research projects in the laboratories of their faculty mentors. Throughout the course of the program, students interact closely with additional faculty advisors by participating in research seminars, journal clubs and lunches. They also attend career development and training workshops organized by UCLA's Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Our NeuroScholars are chosen through a rigorous and competitive selection process.  In order to remove the financial burden and allow them to fully immerse themselves in our 10 week program, we rely on the generosity of our UCLA Neuroscience donors to cover the cost of the program. The cost per student is approximately $9,000, including 10 weeks of on-campus housing, and a small stipend for cost-of-living.  With your help, we can cultivate the future leaders of neuroscience through this once-in-a-lifetime enrichment experience learning from world-renowned neuroscientists.

Visit the Undergraduate Neuroscience Scholars Program website for more information on NeuroScholars, and the UCLA Neuroscience website for more information on everything happening in neuroscience research at UCLA.

For additional questions, please contact:

Paige Mauriello | (310) 267-1837 |  

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Neuroscience Networking

Kickoff their program right with an informal networking event.


Lunch and Learn

Sponsor a meal with their mentor for continued learning over lunch.


Post Your Passion

Help the students showcase their hard work by sponsoring them for a poster session.


Neuro Class Supplies

All the essentials to make their research magic happen.


Junior Scientist Level

$1,000 - $2,499 donation.


Distinguished Scientist Level

$9,000 or higher donation.

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