IBACS Undergraduate Research Fellowship Applications begin 9/25

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

General Information: This year there will be two competitions during the academic year, one in Fall 2017 and the other in Spring 2018. It is expected that there will be five awards of up to $1,000 each semester for these competitions. In addition, there will be a summer research grant program for Summer 2018.


The application period for Fall semester is not yet open. The opening date for submission of applications will be 5:00 pm on Monday September 25, 2017, and the deadline will be 5:00 pm on Friday October 13.

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 (link to be sent in a future email), and also submit on to the website a relatively short research plan (maximum of 6,000 characters, approximately 3 pages) and a budget that explains in detail how the funds will be spent. 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.

The second announcement will be sent the week of September 18th, and will provide the links for submission and further instructions.