UCLA Brain Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program (BRI-SURE)


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
The program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-quality Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the neurosciences.
Program Description: 
The UCLA Brain Research Institute sponsors a summer undergraduate research experience (BRI-SURE) program for Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars. BRI-SURE is an 8- or 10-week summer research-training program for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers in Neuroscience research. Participants are required to conduct independent research, participate fully in a research lab group, and attend workshops and journal clubs. The program culminates with a poster presentation given by participants.
Program Benefits: 
Students will be awarded a $2,400 stipend for 8 weeks, or a $3,000 stipend for 10 weeks. Room and board is not provided.
Must be a sophomore or junior level MARC scholar interested in the neurosciences.
Selection Criteria: 
Participants are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to diversity. Students should be committed to pursuing research careers. Prior research experience is also valuable.
Program Deadline: 
Usually mid-March.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.