Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience Program
About IDEAS in Neuroscience
Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience is a 2 year, NIH funded post baccalaureate program at the University of Utah. This is a paid training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in applying to PhD programs in the neurosciences.
This 2 year post baccalaureate program will include mentored laboratory research, graduate level courses, professional development, and a holistic, culturally competent mentored experience. Students will also attend scientific conferences and have opportunities to present their research. An essential part of the IDEAS curricula is inclusive mentoring, providing career-long scientific, personal, and cultural support.
Key activities include:
- Graduate Coursework
- Community Building
- Independent Laboratory Research
- Professional Development, including public speaking, science communication, and professional skills
- Graduate Program Application Prep
Building on institutional momentum and infrastructure at the University of Utah that is dedicated to supporting STEM equity, diversity and inclusion, IDEAS in Neuroscience will support the intellectual, professional, and scientific development of trainees from underrepresented backgrounds so they can flourish and continue on the path to a career in biomedical science.
Apply to IDEAS in Neuroscience at the University of Utah
Who Can Apply?
IDEAS in Neuroscience will recruit four students from diverse backgrounds, with a specific focus on students from Intermountain West institutions that serve Hispanic/Latino and Native American communities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Important Application Dates
Applications are Open
March 30, 2024: Application Deadline
TBD: Notification of Awards
Week of July 8, 2023: 2 Year Program Begins