Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at CNS, NYU

NYU Shanghai is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Center for Neural Science, New York University. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career for undergraduates with a strong interest in neuroscience. Students apply for positions in a 10-week summer program during which they actively participate in research projects in the laboratories of New York University science faculty. We match students to laboratories primarily on the basis of their background preparation and areas of interest. They work either directly with faculty or with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. The students are involved in all phases of the research process from experimental design to data analysis and communication of results. At the end of the program, the students each give a presentation of their own work at a summer research conference. The primary goal of this program is to extend the Center's robust neuroscience research opportunities to non-NYU students and to diversity the scientific workforce in the field of Neuroscience. Financial support is available from NYU Shanghai. The First week of SURP will include a "bootcamp" to accelerate the learning of lab skills specific to neural science.



  • Applicant should have strong academic records with courses in biology, mathematics, psychology, and if possible, neuroscience, and a GPA of 3.0.
  • Priority will also be given to pre-PhDs.
  • Applicants must be undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year and fluent in English.
  • This year's SURP runs from May 31th to Aug 5th. It requires full-time participation and is not compatible with enrollments in courses.


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