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UCLA Brain Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program (BRI-SURE)

Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Purpose

The program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience to prepare participants for top-quality Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in the neurosciences.

Program Description

The UCLA Brain Research Institute sponsors a summer undergraduate research experience (BRI-SURE) program for Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars. BRI-SURE is an 8- or 10-week summer research-training program for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers in Neuroscience research. Participants are required to conduct independent research, participate fully in a research lab group, and attend workshops and journal clubs. The program culminates with a poster presentation given by participants.


Students will be awarded a$2,400 stipend for 8 weeks, or a $3,000 stipend for 10 weeks. Room and board is not provided.

Selection Criteria

Participants are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to diversity. Students should be committed to pursuing research careers. Prior research experience is also valuable.


Must be a sophomore or junior level MARC scholar interested in the neurosciences.


Usually mid-March.

How To Apply



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