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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.

Research format

  • 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

Why participate:

  • 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:

  1. Preview the Online Application Form; download a PDF exhibit here.
  2. 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 Log in as a Guest. Click the link labeled "Start_Here".
  3. When you receive login credentials, you will also receive a URL for the online portion of the application.
  4. 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.
  5. Email your resume or CV in PDF format to Emily Hardy ( 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)
  6. Email two letters of recommendation to Emily Hardy ( 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.

Application Timeline

  • 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

Contact Us:
(The only way to reach us is via email. Phone calls will not be returned)

Kyle J. Frantz

Georgia State University

Community Service

Check out our NET/work fellows in action! See NET/work Senior fellow, Ms. Norma Hernandez, sharing secrets of the brain with 3rd graders at Norcross Elementary School.


Mailing Address: Georgia State University,
PO Box 5090, Atlanta, GA 30302-5090
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