Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)

SURI selections are underway, and the first round of acceptance letters are slated to be sent on March 15. We will continue to notify students of acceptance until all labs have accepted a student. We will then notify students who were not accepted into the SURI program this year. All students should be notified by the last week of March or first week of April. Stay tuned! Thanks to everyone who applied!

For nine weeks in the summer of 2016, the WVU Centers for Neuroscience (CN) will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a CN faculty member.

The program will run from May 24 through July 25 during the summer of 2016. Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in WVU dorms on campus. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, free bus transportation in and around town, and unlimited use of the the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center

For more information about 2016 participating mentors and lab projects, visit the 2016 SURI Mentors page. Please see our list of our summer 2015 participating mentors to read about the projects that were offered in their respective laboratories last year. 

An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating in 2016 should contact the SURI administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents).

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016
Acceptance Notification via email by : As early as March 15, 2016

Note: International students interested in applying for the SURI program must have a Social Security number or other legal documentation stating eligibility to work in the United States for the entirety of the program. Graduating seniors should contact the SURI Administrator before applying.