The Atlanta NET/work
The deadline for the Atlanta NET/work applications is MARCH 10, 2014.
NET/work is Atlanta's new program for Neuroscience Education and Training. For students from underrepresented groups at Georgia State University, Emory University, Spelman College, and Agnes Scott College, NET/work is a two-year paid research assistantship that provides participants with local and national research opportunities from their sophomore year through graduation.
- Summer 1: Participate in BRAIN - a 10-week full-time undergraduate research program and short course in neuroscience (All participants will be in the RightBRAIN format for 2014).
- Junior Year: Research in Atlanta - part-time research apprenticeship at Georgia State or Emory, and travel to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
- Summer 2: Research internship - mentored research at one of 14 sites nationwide.
- Senior Year: Capstone research assistantship - return to junior year lab, opportunity to write a senior thesis, and potential to present at a national conference.
Research may include
- Molecular biology
- Cellular communication
- Neural systems analysis
- Behavioral investigations
- Comparative studies
- Clinical and biomedical applications
- Computer modeling
- Develop strong research skills
- Improve scientific thinking
- Gain experience with cutting-edge research techniques
- Become comfortable in a research environment
- Benefit from attentive mentoring
- Earn a competitive edge for PhD programs
Who can participate:
Students who are interested in earning a PhD in neuroscience and are included in the following groups:
- Students with documented disabilities, are first-generation college students, Pell grant eligible, and/or from racial or ethnic groups currently underrepresented in neuroscience (African-American, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander).
- Students must attend Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Emory University, or Spelman College.
- Applicants must be in their sophomore year of study to be eligible for NET/work.
NET/work Application Requirements:
- Preview the Online Application Form; download a PDF exhibit here.
- If you are a sophomore at Georgia State University, Emory University, Spelman College, or Agnes Scott College, you may request a My-CBN User Account. Browse to http://db.cbn.gsu.edu/fmi/iwp/res/iwp_auth.html. Log in as a Guest. Click the link labeled "Start_Here".
- When you receive login credentials, you will also receive a URL for the online portion of the application.
- Send in an official copy of your current undergraduate transcript to: Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, c/o Emily Hardy, PO Box 5030, Atlanta, GA 30302-5030.
- Email your resume or CV in PDF format to Emily Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Make sure the PDF file is named exactly like this: First initial, last name, and "resume" (For example, if your name were Emily Hardy, you would name the file: ehardyresume.pdf)
- Email two letters of recommendation to Emily Hardy (email@example.com). These emails must come from your recommenders' email address (not from your own email address). At least one recommender must be a science instructor or advisor. Note: The email subject line from your recommender should read (if, for example, your name were Emily Hardy): Letter of Recommendation: Emily Hardy.
- First, by March 3, 2014, obtain My-CBN Login Credentials. See instructions above.
- By March 10, 2014: Submit your NET/work application online, email your CV or resume, ensure arrival of emailed letters of recommendation, and ensure transcripts are postmarked by this date.
- March 2014: Interview
- May 2014: NET/work begins with BRAIN
(The only way to reach us is via email. Phone calls will not be returned)
Kyle J. Frantz
Georgia State University