Neurocamp (Grades: 9-12)

Neurocamp (Grades: 9-12)

NeuroCamp is a free BRI summer outreach program that brings together a group of 15-20 highly motivated high school students in an instructional course introducing them to neuroscience. Students will learn the fundamentals concepts of neuroscience and basic lab techniques in Molecular Neurobiology, Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy. The overall goal of the program is to provide an exciting and rewarding introduction to research in neuroscience to a broad range of high school students from the Los Angeles area. Ultimately, NeuroCamp aims to stimulate participants’ interest in college and an educational path leading to careers in science.

Application Requirements: 

(1) Resume
(2) Letter of Recommendation: Please provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor. The letter of recommendation will need to include a handwritten signature, teacher contact information, and the letterhead of the affiliated school.
(3) Statement of Interest: Please provide a brief written statement of why you are interested in participating in the summer program.

Neurocamp 2024 will be held at UCLA over two weeks:

Week 1 June 17 – 21, 2024  12:00pm – 4:00pm 
Week 2 June 24 – 25, 2024  12:00pm – 4:00pm 

*Please note there will be no class on June 19, 2024 in observance of the university holiday*

Application for Neurocamp 2024 is now Closed

Applicants have been notified of their application status; for questions or concerns, please contact the NeuroCamp Coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are housing and transportation assistance available for applicants?

No. The Neurocamp Program does not provide housing or transportation assistance.

Do applicants need to reside in Los Angeles, CA (Southern California)?

No. However, housing and transportation assistance are not available.

Are the program dates mandatory?

Yes. Failure to appear will result in removal from the program.

Can applicants select which week to attend?

No. Applicants must attend both weeks once accepted.

What should I include in my resume?

Please include the following elements:

1. Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address
2. Objective or Summary: A Brief statement about your career goals or what you hope to achieve
3. Education: List your high school, expected graduation date, GPA (if strong), and any relevant coursework or academic achievement
4. Extracurricular Activities: Include clubs, sports teams, volunteer work, or leadership roles you’ve participated in
5. Work Experience: If you’ve had any part-time jobs, internships, or volunteer positions, include them along with your responsibilities and accomplishments
6. Skills: Highlight any relevant skills you have, such as computer proficiency, language fluency, or technical abilities
7. Achievements and Awards: Mention any honors, awards, or recognition you’ve received, whether academic or extracurricular

Is the summer program free for applicants?

Yes.

When is the application deadline?

Applications are due by Friday, May 3, 2024, 11:59 PM

Is there an application fee?

No.

How do I submit my Letter of Recommendation?

Please upload your Letter of Recommendation in the application portal. You may also send your Letter of Recommendation directly to the Neurocamp coordinator at BRI@mednet.ucla.edu.

When will I be notified if I am accepted into the summer program?

Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 31, 2024.

Wonder what NeuroCamp’s like? Check out our previous year: