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Post-Baccalaureate and Gap-Year Research Programs

Many NBB graduates work in research full-time after graduation. For some, this is a one- or two-year experience before moving on to something else, and for others it is a long-term career option.

Also, many graduate programs (MS and PhD) are research-based but not listed here specifically.

Research Opportunites

The NIH IRTA Program

The NIH IRTA program is the most common, short-term, postbaccelaurate research program supporing NBB majors.  There are many different opportunities in this program and the NBB students have unanimously found it to be an excellent training experience.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

PREP Participating Institutions

For students who are underrepresented in science careers, the NIH PREP programs fund gap-year experiences with support in research and mentoring.
PREP Participating Institutions

Bobby Jones Scholarship

The Bobby Jones Scholarship is a university-wide scholarship that is open to students in any school.   It can be awarded to graduating seniors or to graduate students who are in the early stages of their post-graduate work.

Application & Eligibility 

Neuroscience (MRES)

The MRes in Neuroscience is designed to provide advanced training in neuroscience research. Students conduct a year-long research project and learn relevant techniques and skills through course work.

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