Northern Arizona University

Departments of Biological Sciences & Psychology

National Science Foundation Funded
Research Experience for Undergraduates
in Neural & Behavioral Sciences

The purpose of this program is to provide undergraduate students, especially under-represented minority and first-generation college students, with the opportunity to participate in an intensive research program. This experience will prepare those students for graduate work in the neural and behavioral sciences. Each student in the program will be paired with a faculty research mentor working on her/his on-going research projects. This project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

Requirements for Participation:
1) You must be a U. S. citizen or a legal residence of the U. S.
2) Completed Application Form
3) Demonstration of high academic performance (provide student copy of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended; official transcripts will be requested if you are chosen for the program).
4) Two letters of reference from Professors, Advisors, or Employers
5) A statement of your interest in doing undergraduate research in neural and behavioral sciences, in the context of your career goals.
6) Proof of measles immunization.
7) Student participants are expected to devote full-time to their research training and projects. Students are not allowed to register for additional classes or have employment during the NAU summer program. Preference will be given to first time applicants over those who have participated in the program in previous years.

For students working with faculty in the Psychology Department, it is recommended they have had a statistics course, a course in experimental psychology (research methods), and several psychology courses. They are also encouraged to have had at least one biology course.

For students working with Biology Department faculty, they are encouraged to have had calculus or statistics, physiology or cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry.

A small fund to assist travel to Flagstaff to participate in the REU program is available for students from other colleges or universities.

If you have further questions, contact Professor Stephen Shuster in the Department of Biological Sciences.

For more details and to obtain an application form, visit the REU Website.

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