The iDREAM post-baccalaureate program in Neuroscience 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)

**Next application period will open in December 2024.**

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.

Funded by NINDS

iDREAM is funded primarily by NIH Research Education Program (R25) grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS.)  The overarching goal of the R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

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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)

Events

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Ten Years Too Long: Making the Flint Water Crisis Public Archive

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Flint Water Crisis Public Archive aims to aid community leaders, researchers, and the general public in better understanding what happened during the Flint Water Crisis. Without our intervention, we risk losing access to documents released regarding the crisis, stripping us of the opportunity to learn about these important events and their ongoing implications for communities in Michigan and beyond. Panelists will include the project's founder, who will discuss the upcoming launch of the...
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Book Ends Information Session (virtual)

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 8:30am to 9:00am
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Book Ends—an Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop—supports University of Iowa faculty from disciplines in which publishing a monograph is required for tenure and promotion. The award is designed to assist faculty members in turning promising manuscripts into important, field-changing, published books. Read more about the program. Interested applicants are invited to learn more about the...
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Fall Application Deadline: Book Ends Book Completion Workshop

Thursday, September 19, 2024 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Books Ends—Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop supports University of Iowa faculty from disciplines in which publishing a monograph is required for tenure and promotion. The award is designed to assist faculty members in turning promising manuscripts into important, field-changing, published books. Applications for upcoming Book Ends workshops are due Sept. 19, 2024 (5 p.m.).