Developing neurotechnology to study the brain is a long-term mission that will be active for many decades and perhaps even centuries from now. Educating the next generation of neuroscientists and engineers in novel ways is one of IPAN's primary missions. Attracting and retaining more science and technology majors in this exciting area of research is an important opportunity for us all. Each of our programs will benefit in the short-term from the fresh international perspectives that the students will bring to the research effort, while the entire scientific community will benefit long-term from the investment in next-generation thought leaders.
Each summer during the five-year program, 11 undergraduate students from U.S. universities are invited to attend a neuroscience bootcamp at U-M and then travel abroad to a collaborating institution for a summer research project.
Click here to apply. Application deadline is February 9, 2018.
Boot Camp curriculum for Undergraduate orientation:
The IPAN program provides hands-on experiential learning for undergraduate students interested in research and neuroscience. Applicants can choose from a variety of available projects and get experience working directly with faculty and research staff.
Selected US students will begin the program with a 1 week cultural, neuroscience, and neurotechnology primer led by faculty.
Students will be assigned their research location by NSP IPAN Directors and IPAN SURE Partners and may not request a specific research location. 2017 programs will be offered in three locations:
No background in German or Korean necessary.
Students and post-docs from each participating U.S. laboratory are selected by faculty to travel abroad (1 per year per laboratory, 15 total). Each research partner commits to sending a student researcher abroad for 10-12 weeks to engage in a pre-defined collaboration based on project needs. Cross-training between technology and neuroscience laboratories is required for at least half of these exchanges.