MPFI Scholars Program

The MPFI Scholars Program provides undergraduate science majors the opportunity to gain intensive lab research experience learning from some of the world’s best neuroscientists in a state-of -the-art research facility.

Most graduate programs in the biological sciences expect first-year students to have previous experience working in a research laboratory. MPFI Scholars aims to assist our local educational institutions by offering greater opportunities for science undergraduates to obtain extensive research experience and compete for graduate school admission on a national level.

Program Details

The MPFI Scholars program is a one-year program designed for college undergraduates who plan to apply to graduate or professional school and are seeking laboratory research experience to compliment their current undergraduate science curriculum. The program consists of a summer internship period where Scholars work approximately 40 hours a week in the lab and receive a stipend. This is followed by the fall and spring academic terms, where Scholars receive academic credit for their time in the lab. At the conclusion of the program, students will attend a scientific conference specifically for undergraduates. Here they will present a scientific poster summarizing their work over the course of the year.

Program Highlights

  • Student mentorship/training
  • Competitive stipend and on-campus housing for summer semester
  • Special seminars
  • Social outings
  • Travel to SYNAPSE (FUN Regional Conference) to present research results
2017/18 Internship Period: May 15, 2017 – May 4, 2018
2017/18 Application Deadline: January 15 – March 15, 2017

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For more information on the MPFI Scholars Program, contact Jessica Herbst, Head of Academic Training Programs, at jessica.herbst at mpfi.org.