University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Neuroscience Program


Student Opportunities at the University of Vermont

Research Experience

In today's world, college graduates need to gain hands-on research experience as undergraduates to be competitive for limited graduate school, medical school, or other post-graduation academic positions, or to be competitive for laboratory jobs or as clinical assistants. The neuroscience major emphasizes research and hands-on laboratory experience. Students are encouraged to gain experience in a UVM faculty member's research laboratory. With over 100 internationally-recognized neuroscience faculty at UVM, there are many opportunities to become involved in cutting-edge research. Projects range from basic research involving genetics and developmental neurobiology to health oriented, clinical research, such as how drugs like nicotine affect the human nervous system. Undergraduates who take advantage of research opportunities often earn authorship on peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and present their research at professional meetings and conferences.

How to Find a Research Sponsor

The Office of Undergraduate Research can help you find a research laboratory. Dr. Ann Kroll Lerner, the director, can help you with the process (

Research Funding

Talk to your research supervisor about funding for research projects. If you have a research supervisor, you can apply for funding to support a research project in their laboratory.

APLE (Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement) Fund awards Application Deadlines (Fall Semester: October 31; Spring Semester: February 15).

URECA (Undergraduate Research Endeavors Competitive Awards) Application Deadline: March 1.

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