Behavioral Research Advancements in Neuroscience is the hallmark program of the undergraduate education arm of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. The program consists of a 10-week summer research and education experience. BRAIN grows naturally from the scientific and education missions of CBN's member institutions, which are committed to increasing student interest in behavioral neuroscience and, ultimately, in the pursuit of research and other science careers (e.g. science policy, science education, and science journalism).. This program for candidates who are enthusiastic, hard working, detail oriented, and who want to engage in cutting edge neuroscience research. Some accepted Fellows will be working at the molecular or cellular level in laboratories, others will be working with small animals and some may be collecting data and doing research at outdoor field sites. Projects may include day or evening work
- Enrollment as a full-time student at a two- or four-year college or university.
- Previous BRAIN participants are ineligible to apply.
- B/C grade point average in science coursework; overall GPA of 2.7 or higher. (Exceptions to the GPA requirements may be made for those students who have had previous research experience and/or a strong sense of future goals).
- Students may not be enrolled in any summer courses or hold a job during the duration of the BRAIN program.
- Must be able to attend the entire BRAIN Summer Program