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If you’re seeking a career in neuroscience, you can choose from a wide variety of career paths. These include biomedical research and teaching, pharmaceuticals, clinical sciences, biotechnology, neuropsychology and much more.
To help minority students prepare for graduate training in neuroscience, we’ve started a mentored research program in neuroscience-based laboratories.
The program is called WINURE, which stands for “Workforce Inclusion in Neuroscience through Undergraduate Research Experience.” If accepted into the program, you’ll attend weekly workshops and seminars to develop your understanding of neuroscience. You’ll also have opportunities to attend scientific conferences.
We are working to build diversity in the neuroscience workforce by fostering the career development of students like you who are interested in this field and who are from underrepresented groups. Our goal is to help you successfully transition into graduate programs in neuroscience upon your graduation from ASU.
According to the National Science Foundation, only about 8 percent of science and engineering doctorate degrees and 14.5 percent of master’s degrees were earned by underrepresented minorities in 2014. We hope to change that.
We are seeking motivated students from ASU’s large populations of groups underrepresented in the neurosciences, including Black, Hispanic, and Native American students as well as first-generation college students.
There are several requirements to apply to the WINURE program.
Note: Pre-med students pursuing a clinical practice career should not apply. STEM fields include biology, biochemistry, engineering, math, psychology, speech and hearing sciences.
Research experience as an undergraduate provides a great stepping stone to graduate training in neuroscience. As a WINURE scholar, you’ll gain important laboratory skills, strengthen your neuroscience knowledge, prepare for graduate school and network with other neuroscience researchers.
To get started, you’ll choose a mentor whose neuroscience research fits with your interests. You’ll receive payment to conduct research in your mentor’s laboratory during the school year and over the summer. You’ll also receive yearly financial support for travel to scientific conferences where you can present your research and network with other researchers, including potential graduate school mentors
Submit the following application materials to the program coordinator, Gregory Powell.
When is the application deadline?
April 1 - Applications accepted
April 10 - Priority deadline
April 24 - Final deadline
Aug. 1 - Applications accepted
Aug. 10 - Priority deadline
Sept. 20 - Final deadline
We consider applications in two waves. The first opens April 1 and the priority deadline is April 10. We continue accepting submitted applications through April 24. The second wave of admittance opens Aug. 1 with a priority deadline of August 10. We will consider applications every two weeks thereafter until all openings are filled or until our closing date of Sept. 20.