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Are you fascinated by how different species are wired? Curious about the chemical and biological processes of the brain? Intrigued by the mind – brain connection? Consider the field of neuroscience. Talk with professors in the department to learn more about the field and research being done on campus.

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Summer Research at Bowdoin

Many Bowdoin students gain valuable research in neuroscience on campus during the summers through departmental and institutional fellowships. Student Fellowships and Research are both overseen by the Biology Department with deadlines in February.

Additional institutional fellowships are offered through the Office of Student Fellowships and Research. You can find them here: Bowdoin Neuroscience Fellowships. There are also Bowdoin Mini Grants for Research to support academic year research and travel.

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