Training Programs

Medical Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research

The Medical Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is an intense nine-week program designed to provide a strong foundation for developing and fostering research skills in the field of neuroscience. This program is offered at the School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus.

Accomplished Faculty Educators

More than 75 faculty members serve as research mentors for the Medical Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program. Basic and translational research specialties of faculty mentors include neuroimmunology, pain and sensor systems, spinal cord and brain injury, and a number of developmental, affective, mood, movement, neurodegenerative and addictive disorders.

Training Focus

Students conduct laboratory research in a Stark Neurosciences Research Institute research mentor’s laboratory and receive training in biosafety, research ethics, and animal models in the course Laboratory Research Foundations.

Students develop presentation and organizational skills in-which they present their project at the end of the program at a Research Summit. Students receive a competitive $3,000 stipend for participating in this opportunity.

Admission Information

The Medical Neuroscience Undergraduate Summer Research Program summer 2019 session runs from May 31 through July 31. The application period has ended for this year’s program.