Announcing IBACS Fall 2019 Undergraduate Research Grants

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


The application is now open and the deadline will be 11:59 pm on Monday, October 11, 2019. 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 application, and also submit via the online application, 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. The application link and faculty recommendation link are listed below. 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.

IBACS Fall 2019 application –

IBACS Faculty Recommendation –

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT MEANT TO PROVIDE DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO STUDENTS. Instead, it is meant to provide support for the research. The account will be set up with the faculty sponsor after the award is given. It is expected that there will be five awards of up to $1,000. The funding is meant to defray the research-related costs such as materials & supplies, minor equipment, software, animal or participant-related costs. The budget should reflect these expenditures.

Please remember that there will be Spring and Summer 2020 rounds as well. The same student cannot apply for both the Fall and Spring grants, but a recipient of a Fall or Spring grant is eligible for the Summer research grant program, provided that they are still a UCONN student at the time.