Undergraduate Fellowships

We are happy to announce the second year of the undergraduate research fellowship 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 IBACS’ Fall Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is now open.

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. The links for these are 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.



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. 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.

* 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 grant program, provided that they are still a UCONN student at the time.