The Nevada ENDURE (Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences) Program is funded by the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This two-year program is designed to provide intensive research training to students from underrepresented backgrounds who plan to pursue doctoral (Ph.D.) training in neuroscience or a neuroscience-related field. Trainees will gain invaluable experience in neuroscience research and professional development, and will benefit from outstanding opportunities to network with neuroscience researchers during summer and academic year research placements and national scientific conference attendance.
Nevada ENDURE trainees begin the program in the summer before the junior year, during which they are paid to spend 40 hours per week for 10 weeks ($13/hr) working in a neuroscience research lab at one of our summer partner institutions: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, the University of Michigan, or Stanford. During the summer before the senior year, trainees similarly conduct research at a second summer partner institution. During the junior and senior academic years, trainees are paid to work 15 hours per week ($13/hr) in a UNR neuroscience research lab and they also attend a weekly seminar that provides additional training in topics including professional development, research ethics, and preparing research for presentation. Trainees also attend and present at research conferences including the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. All conference expenses are paid, as are UNR registration fees that remain after financial aid.