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UTEP Neurocience Summer Research Program for Undergraduates 2016

01/14/ 2016

Summer Mentoring and Research Training: Methods in Neuroscience of Drug-Abuse (SMART MIND) held every summer at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). The SMART MIND program, funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will provide a cohort of summer participants with a high quality experience that combines education, novel research in state-of-the-art facilities, training in bioethics, one-on-one and group mentoring, and training in other relevant professional skills.

The research projects will provide each participant with meaningful exposure to research methodology in neuroscience with a strong emphasis in drug addiction studies.

Applicants should be majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology or related fields.

Undergraduate Students admitted to the program will receive:

  • Approximately $4,000 for 11 weeks

  • Shared housing accommodations (for out of the El Paso area participants only) in fully furnished apartments consisting of 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and living area. Apartments include bed linens, high speed Internet, basic cable package, electricity, gas, water, and refrigerated air

  • Travel reimbursement of up to $600 (out of the El Paso area participants only)

Program dates: May 23- August 6, 2016.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016.

For detailed information about the program, projects available, and application process, please visit our SMART MIND website at http://smartmind.utep.edu/. For additional questions, please contact

Brenda Jimenez

Program Coordinator/Manager

Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI)

The University of Texas at El Paso

Ph: (915) 747-6760

bmjimenez@utep.edu