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 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