Students in a laboratory looking through a microscope

NSF REU Summer Integrative Neuroscience Experience

Florida Atlantic University’s Summer Integrative Neuroscience Experience (SINE) at the John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter will host an intensive program that provides opportunities for talented undergraduate students from across the country to participate in cutting edge neuroscience research.

Students will have the opportunity to work in laboratories at FAU Jupiter, Scripps Research or the Max Plank Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The on-campus research will focus on the following neuroscience areas: synaptic function, behavioral pharmacology, neurogenetics and systems neuroscience. Students will also participate in workshops that provide a broad background in scientific communication, research approaches, and responsible conduct in research.



  • This paid, ten-week program focuses on training, mentoring, research and an overall experience for students that prepares them for graduate studies or careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Participants will typically work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with one hour for lunch.
  • Undergraduate researchers are paid $500 along with a $120 meal allowance, per week.
  • Participants will be housed in apartment-style dormitories on FAU’s Jupiter Campus, just three miles from the beach.
  • Students will work in laboratories at FAU Jupiter, Scripps Research, or the Max Plank Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and have the opportunity to interact with other FAU REU programs.



To be listed shortly.



The online application will be listed shortly.  In addition, submit the following information to Cathy Trivigno.

  1. One-page statement of interest that describes your motivations, expectations and long-term objectives.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members.
  3. A rank-ordered list of research projects that you are most interested in.



Application Deadline: February 19, 2020 
First Round Notification Date: March 5, 2020
Start Date: May 29, 2020
End Date: August 3, 2020



  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering.
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations. 



For additional information please contact Alex Keene or Erik Duboue.