The Iowa Neuroscience Institute invites applications to our iDREAM post-baccalaureate program in Neuroscience.

Apply by Feb. 1, 2024 for best consideration; final deadline is March 1, 2024.

This program is for students:

  • Who are recent (within two years) graduates from undergraduate institutions that do not currently offer PhD’s in the biosciences
  • Who want to pursue a PhD in neuroscience
  • Who are looking to get more research experience and help strengthen their grad school applications

Students who meet the NIH criteria for underrepresented status are encouraged to apply. (see FAQ for details)

Benefits of the program:

  • Bootcamp introduction to research
  • Near-peer mentorship from Neuroscience PhD students
  • 2-year paid research experience
  • Access to both undergrad and graduate level courses (tuition paid)

Our list of mentors includes faculty members who have completed the Culturally Aware Mentoring workshop as part of Dr. Angela Byars-Winston's NIH NRMN U01.

 

 

 

 

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Life in Iowa

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Student Benefits, Funding, and Support

Learn more about the program and what benefits  are available.

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$ 1,200

Travel funds annually

Summer Undergraduate Research Conference 2022

$35k/year

Salary for program participants

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2 Years

of research and grad school application help

More About - Iowa Neuroscience Institute

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a transformational $45 million grant to the University of Iowa that allowed for the creation of a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center within the Carver College of Medicine. Led by Ted Abel, PhD, the Iowa Neuroscience Institute conducts research to find the causes of — and preventions, treatments, and cures for — the many diseases that affect the brain and nervous system.

Click on the link below to visit the INI Website to learn more.

Iowa Neuroscience Institute Website 

 

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Neuroscience Graduate Program

Learn more about our Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Iowa.

 

Will Provide:

Near peer mentorship

Coursework - depending on what courses individual students need in order to be competitive for graduate school

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News and Resources

View News and Resources at the Iowa Neuroscience Institute

 

Including updated @UIowaNeuro Notes: a monthly newsletter written by INI Director, Ted Abel

INI in the News

Information about the Scientific Editing Core Services

Neuroscience at Iowa (bi-annual newsletter)

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Events

Public Forum for Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Director Candidate: Naomi Greyser

Friday, February 23, 2024 2:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Naomi Greyser, associate professor of American Studies, English and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, will deliver a presentation and participate in a Q&A as a candidate for the Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (OCAS).  Greyser serves as executive director of POROI, Iowa’s Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. In her research, teaching and service, Greyser engages the process of knowledge creation, with an eye towards making space for messiness and unpredictability. Her first...
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Application Deadline: Design Workshop for Environmental Studies Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 5:00pm
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies welcomes campus artists, humanities scholars, and researchers in the sciences and social sciences to imagine the many ways that our campus and connected spaces might serve as a “living laboratory” for environmental research. The Design Workshop for Environmental Studies Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration is part of our Spring 2024 initiative, Envisioning Interdisciplinary Environmental Research. Part of what makes this initiative special is the...

Public Forum for Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Director Candidate: Luis Martín-Estudillo

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Luis Martín-Estudillo, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will deliver a presentation and participate in a Q&A as a candidate for the Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (OCAS).  Martín-Estudillo specializes in modern and contemporary Spanish cultural and intellectual history and criticism. He has also published broadly on early modern topics and visual culture. His scholarship has appeared in journals such as Goya, Hispanic Review, Journal of Spanish...