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N-CORE: a Research Training Opportunity for undergraduate students

The Neuroscience Graduate Program is proud to offer an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to perform cutting edge neuroscience research in state-of-the-art biomedical research labs at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Neuroscience Colorado Research Experience (N-CORE) is a paid, eight-week Summer Research Educational Internship Program. Built by graduate students, N-CORE is designed to quickly integrate undergraduate students in the scientific community at CU Anschutz. Interns meet regularly with a core set of graduate students that lead the N-CORE track. They are also paired with a Neuroscience Program Faculty member and work in their labs for the duration of the internship. In addition to research, interns participate in educational programming designed to strengthen neuroscience and scientific comprehension and to promote scientific and professional skills.

Throughout the summer, N-CORE interns regularly interact with interns from other tracks in Colorado Research Experience Program, which includes an Immunology, Cancer, and Physician-Scientist tracks, further broadening their research experience. The internship culminates with a campus wide poster session in which interns present their summer research project in a public forum.

Who is eligible?

This program focuses on undergraduate students in or from the state of Colorado who are interested in pursuing studies or careers in biomedical research. No prior research experience needed.

As a recipient of a Research Education Program (R25) award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, N-CORE is designed specifically for the budding undergraduate neuroscientist who is from an underrepresented population. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the NIH definitions of historically underrepresented groups.

Application & Contact

For application form, deadlines, and more information, visit the main CORE website or email your questions to Dr. Ernesto Salcedo at

N-CORE is supported by NIH award R25NS130620 to Ernesto Salcedo and Diego Restrepo.

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