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Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program

June 7 – August 14, 2021

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 at the bottom of this page (the list will be updated for our 2021 program). 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. 



The 2021 application, and an updated list of participating faculty mentors, will be available in January 2021. Please check back!


For more detailed information about the Summer Fellowship Program, please click here.




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