VT Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Neuroscience Fellowship (NeuroSURF)

To be eligible to apply to this program, students must be currently enrolled in a neuroscience major at Virginia Tech. Application requirements and deadlines are listed below:

Student fellows will be expected to spend 40 hours per week immersed in a research environment assisting in an ongoing project in the faculty mentor’s laboratory. Students will be provided with real-world neuroscience research experience and bench skills beneficial to career development. The fellowship will provide financial support with a stipend of $4,000. Laboratory work will be conducted in-person in a VT School of Neuroscience-affiliated lab, and the program will conclude with a virtual poster session in the SoN research retreat where students will present their work. In addition to the poster presentation, research fellowship participants will be required to write a summary of their research for a SoN annual publication highlighting student research achievements.

  • Application deadline is April 1, 2021
  • Awardees will be notified on April 16, 2021.
  • NeuroSURF program dates: May 31 – August 6, 2021.
  • Research Summary/Abstract:  Date to be determined.
  • Research Poster Symposium – Date to be determined.



  • Identify a SoN-core faculty or a SoN-affiliated faculty mentor who you are interested to work with (PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to contact the faculty mentor, just enter the faculty member’s name).
  • Submit a one-page personal statement that describes: (a) why you are interested to work with the noted faculty mentor; (b) your research interests, previous research experience (if any), and expectations for the summer research experience.
  • Upload your unofficial transcript. (Eligible students will have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.)
  • Upload a recent resume/CV.
  • Applications can be submitted via the online portal available on the SoN website.