The NTP is a graduate program and therefore only awards a doctoral degree in Neuroscience. For undergraduates interested in neuroscience we encourage you to speak with the undergraduate biology office to discuss the undergraduate neurobiology option.
Please contact one of the undergraduate advisors for more information, their contact information can be found on the Institute for Biology Education website here.
Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience
If you would like to work with a NTP faculty member to enroll for research credits please look at our faculty directory and e-mail the professor to see if they are willing to take students. If they are willing to let you do research in their lab for NTP 699 you need to forward us an e-mail from the professor clearly giving you permission to take NTP 699 with them and then send us the last four digits of your student ID number. For specific questions about NTP 699 please contact the NTP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program
The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). This hands-on research program is designed primarily to give students from other colleges and universities a chance to experience the richness of research at UW–Madison. In addition to their individual research experience, students participate in workshops on research topics of interest, ethics, career choices, and preparation for the GRE.
One of the eight programs of study is neurobiology in partnership with the Neuroscience Training Program. For ten weeks, participants work full-time with NTP faculty and researchers in state-of-the-art research facilities. Areas available for study in neurobiology are very diverse. NTP faculty conduct research spanning the entire breadth of modern neurobiology, from molecular through systems and cognitive, and involving applications that range from single-celled organisms to humans. A distinct advantage of a strong research institution such as UW-Madison is the existence of a critical mass of faculty researchers who collaborate and share common approaches to research questions. For more information on the breadth of our facutly research please look at our faculty directory.
There are no fees or tuition costs. The program provides a $5,000 stipend, full support for travel, housing, health insurance (if needed), and a partial food allowance. Students also have access to campus libraries and facilities.
For more information about the Summer Research Program including: eligibility, financial support, and the application procedure please see the Program's webpage here.
This program is a partnership between the Neuroscience Training Program and the Institute for Biology Education.
Graduate School Resources
If you are interested in attending graduate school to specialize in neuroscience at UW-Madison please check out these helpful resources:
For more information about the Undergraduate Neuroscience Society on campus check out their Facebook and Win pages!