Undergraduate Research Fellowships

We are happy to announce the second round of the undergraduate research grant program that is being run by the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS).


The application period for the spring semester grant is now open, and the deadline for applications will be 11:59 pm on Sunday February 19th, 2017.

The application process is being conducted in concert with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

It is expected that applicants will be conducting research with IBACS faculty members, focusing on any research area associated with the IBACS mission.

Faculty sponsors will need to supply a letter of recommendation. Applicants must fill out the online questionnaire (follow link below), and also submit on to the website a relatively short research plan (maximum of 3 pages, not including references) and a budget that explains in detail how the funds will be spent.

The funds can be spent on any supplies or materials that contribute to the research, including software, participant costs and any animal expenses. Salary for the student investigator is not an acceptable item on the budget. It is recommended that the student first compose the research plan and budget using a word processing program, and then upload the final versions on to the website.

It is expected that there will be five awards of up to $1,000 this semester.

Students who received a Fall 2016 grant are ineligible for the Spring award.

In order to start the application process, please follow the links below (either click on the link or copy and paste it into your browser):

Student application   

Faculty recommendation form

We look forward to receiving applications from highly qualified undergraduates. Award information will be provided shortly after the proposals are reviewed.