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Programs That Support Undergraduate Research

There are many programs that support our NBB students in mentored research experiences in the Atlanta area and across the United States. The programs highlighted here are not the only options for our students, but they have historically supported our students well.

Off-Campus Programs

Many other schools have funded opportunities like our SURE program for you to work on their campus over the summer. The link below is for a well-maintained database including many different kinds of programs and opportunities (summer, post-graduation, high school), and you may want to search for schools may want to apply in the future (grad or professional school), or look at opportunities at schools where you find faculty doing research that most interests you.

Pathways to Science 

There are also many programs funded by NSF which are open to students from all schools.

Currently Funded NSF Programs 

On Campus Programs

ON-CAMPUS programs that support undergraduate research are listed in the tabs below.

The Emory College Undergraduate Research programs (URP) support undergraduate research opportunities for students and faculty in all fields of study, across a student's full career.

Undergraduate Research Programs offers many opportunities for students in all majors to engage research at all stages of their academic career. These opportunities range from actively participating in research to mentoring fellow students along their research journeys.

URP also supports graduate students interested in supporting undergraduate research through our graduate fellowships.

Undergraduate Research Program 

The Petit Scholars Program is housed at GA Tech, but it supports students from several local schools with a generous stipend and mentoring. Specific fields of bioengineering and biosciences are included.

Petit Undergraduate Research Scholars Program 

Atlanta area is one of the national centers for neuroscience research, from clinical applications to theoretical frameworks, and everything in-between. Atlanta Next Gen Neuro is a collaborative group of these faculty at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology, with the mission of developing experimental and theoretical foundations for the next decade of computational and systems neuroscience research, and of growing the community of like-minded researchers in the Atlanta area.

Emory College of Arts and Sciences Computational Neuroscience Fellowship supports two Emory undergraduate students per year for an intensive academic year and one summer to obtain training and perform research in Computational Neuroscience.

The total annual stipend is $6,000, of which $1,500 are dedicated towards conference travel and $1,500 are dedicated for summer research housing.

The IMSD program supports Emory students who are US citizens and permanent residents and who are underrepresented in the sciences. This includes all students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students and first generation college students.

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Website