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The Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at Penn is a full-time, 10-week research experience. Admitted students will be awarded a $4500 salary stipend for research work with a Penn faculty mentor. The first week of the program will include workshop-style sessions with faculty as well as a short training course in programming, and weekly lunches will bring program participants together for research discussions, professional development, and faculty seminars throughout the summer.  

On our program application, we ask applicants to select their top three choices of mentor from the list of participating faculty on this page. We also require a resume, unofficial transcript, and short personal statement; non-Penn student applicants are also required to request 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to us directly from their referees, if they are selected for first-round review. Applicants should have completed their sophomore or junior years, with consideration also given to exceptionally well-qualified freshmen. Graduating seniors are not eligible for the summer fellowship. 


Click here for more detailed information about the Summer Fellowship Program.  



The Summer Fellowship Program is sponsored by MindCORE, Penn’s hub for the integrative study of the mind. The program for Penn students is funded through a generous donor gift, and is named the Lila R. Gleitman Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program.

2020 Program – Participating Faculty



Nicholas Betley

Computer and Information Science

Lyle Ungar

Biology/Computer and Information Science (joint project)

Marc Schmidt and Kostas Daniliidis


Anna Papafragou
Gareth Roberts
Florian Schwarz
Charles Yang


Kathryn A. Davis
Jay Gottfried
Roy Hamilton
Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton


Anjan Chatterjee
Joshua Gold

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Michelle Johnson


Rinad Beidas
Desmond Oathes
Yvette Sheline


Jonathan Baron
Sudeep Bhatia
Elizabeth Brannon
Delphine Dahan
Angela Duckworth
Russell Epstein
Joseph Kable
Michael Kahana
Allyson Mackey
Ayelet Ruscio
Anna Schapiro
Alan Stocker
John Trueswell