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).



The application period for the summer research grant program is open and the deadline for applications will be 11:59 pm on Friday March 9th, 2018.  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 research plan (maximum of 8 pages, not including references; 12pt Times New Roman, 1” margins, double spaced) and a budget that explains in detail how the funds will be spent.


The budget should be constructed in the following manner:  The total award will be for up to $5,000. $3,500 should go to providing the student with a summer stipend, and it is expected that the student will spend at least 10 weeks of the summer working on this project.  Up to $1,500 can be allocated for any supplies or materials that contribute to the research, including software, participant costs and any animal expenses.  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 three awards of up to $5,000 for this summer program.  Students who received a Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 IBACS grant are eligible for the summer award. However, students cannot take the summer IBACS award in combination with any other major summer award (e.g. SURF). Thus, a student can apply for multiple awards, but can only accept one. The results of the grant review will be given to the student awardees in time for them to make a decision about which grant they will accept, in case they receive more than one.


The links below are for submission of the student applications and faculty support letters.


IBACS Summer 2018 application – https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57Kp1EBPUTdFKAd


IBACS Summer Faculty Recommendation – https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/ibacs-faculty-form-summer/


We look forward to receiving applications from highly qualified undergraduates.

* 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.