Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program

Join an intense and exciting research environment this summer. Apply to the Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program. The Janelia Undergraduate Scholars program is a 10-week summer program aimed at well-prepared, independent, and committed students with significant research experience. We accept undergraduates and masters students who have not committed to a PhD program.

This program allows a small number of enthusiastic students to join an intense and exciting research environment, located in Asburn, Virginia.

Janelia undergraduate scholars are dedicated future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring:

  • Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience
  • Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
  • Evolution & Genetics
  • Instrumentation & Computational Tool Development
  • Neuronal Cell Biology
  • Optical Physics & Imaging
  • Structural Biology & Biochemistry
  • Theory & Computational Neuroscience

This program provides an outstanding research experience, an opportunity to network with colleagues at all career levels, and a chance to form lifelong scientific collaborations and friendships. Stay on our beautiful campus and explore Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and the surrounding area.

For more information, please visit: https://www.janelia.org/you-janelia/students-postdocs/undergraduate-scho... or contact the program director, Dr. Erik Lee Snapp at snappe@janelia.hhmi.org

Apply Now: https://www.hhmi.org/janelia/application/jus2020


  • Biological Science
  • Engineering
  • Physical and Quantitative Science
  • Outside of Duke
  • Summer