Admissions & Aid
Supported by the National Science Foundation (Award # 2050755), the Brooklyn College Psychology and Neuroscience REU Program provides students the opportunity to immerse in rich and innovative mentored research experiences in clinical, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. The 15-week program aims to engage students in:
A hands-on education is provided on the scientific process, from idea conception to presentation of results. Mentored research and structured laboratory experiences provide practice in writing, problem-solving, technical, collaboration, and presentation skills. Academic and professional confidence is built through engagement in scholarly didactics, such as attending scientific talks and the discussion of issues in research.
The personal and professional growth experienced is essential for fostering and reaching graduate school aspirations and leads the way toward meaningful scientific careers, especially those in clinical, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience.
Potential mentored research projects may encompass (but are not limited to) the following topics:
All projects will culminate in a first-authored research poster at Brooklyn College’s annual, campus-wide Science Day.
Our program seeks talented undergraduate students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds who seek to obtain a Ph.D. degree. All eligible students are encouraged to apply, especially students who are members of underrepresented groups in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, which include but are not limited to students who:
To be eligible, each student must fulfill the following requirements by the start of the REU program:
Ten to 12 students are selected by the Psychology and Neuroscience REU Program each year. A stipend of $3,100 helps defray research expenses, including a possible loss of some financial aid for that semester.
The Psychology and Neuroscience REU Program takes place during the spring semester at Brooklyn College (late January through mid-May).
Application review for the spring 2024 program will begin on December 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until December 25, 2023. If you experience issues with the application process, contact the REU coordinator.
Materials may also be sent to the REU program coordinator.
Medical clearance will be required by Brooklyn College if accepted. See the immunization requirements page.
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)
NSF REU Official Site
Shristi Karim, M.Ed.
Laura A. Rabin, Ph.D., NSF REU P.I.
Professor of Psychology
Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center
Jennifer Drake, Ph.D., NSF REU Co-P.I.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center