Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program

June 7 – August 13, 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 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.  



We offer two programs that run in partnership and concurrently: the Lila R. Gleitman Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program for Penn students funded through a generous donor gift; and the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies supported by the National Science Foundation (pending official award notification). Applicants are asked to select three potential faculty mentors from among a list that is updated annually. 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. We are particularly interested in students from underrepresented groups in STEM. Applicants should have completed their first or second years of college study. Graduating seniors are not eligible for the summer fellowship. 


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 program.

Applications for the 2022 program will be available here in December 2021.

Questions? Email us at: imbsummerfellows@sas.upenn.edu




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.