Research Experiences for Students

The Institute produces summer research training programs for students enrolled in accredited undergraduate and high school degree programs. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics offers a 2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Students are selected based on their application, interview, academic excellence, motivation, and alignment with Center projects. Housing at the University of Chicago is provided in the Max Palevsky Residential Commons. REU students receive a $4,000 stipend to cover personal expenses, such as travel to Chicago. Participants will be matched with mentors who will guide their daily research activities. In addition, there will be a working lunch and journal club to discuss projects and scientific papers. At the conclusion of the REU program, students will produce written reports and present their findings at a symposium. The 2016 REU application is available here.

The Genes and Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats has a 2016 summer Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate (REHU) students program. Projects are available at the University of California, San Diego, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, University of Buffalo, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Stipends of $2,000 are available for high school students and stipends of $4,000 are available for undergraduates. Housing and travel support, if needed, will be provided. Participants will be matched with mentors who will guide daily research activities. All students will also participate in a working lunch program and journal club to discuss projects and scientific papers. The 2016 REHU application is available here.


Barry Aprison
Questions regarding education and outreach programs should be addressed to:

Barry Aprison, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, BSCD
Education & Outreach Director, IGSB, CCSB, GGSB
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
Room 10114
The University of Chicago
900 E. 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
312-659-8848 c
773-834-2787 w