Summer Research Program

2024 Mind in Vitro Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Mind in Vitro Summer Research Program.  Undergraduate students in the program will work with faculty mentors and graduate students on topics related to the Mind in Vitro Expeditions in Computing Project.  Students will participate in Illinois summer research program activities including networking and social events, weekly lunch and learn seminars covering topics such as research skills, presentation skills, information about graduate school, including applications, career opportunities, etc.  The experience will be capped off with end-of-summer research symposium providing participants and opportunity to share their work. 

Program Dates:  May 28 - August 2, 2024

Format:  This program will be in-person only (no hybrid format)
Funding:  Students selected to participate in the program will receive a stipend and support for relocation travel, housing, and meals.

Applications are open now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Apply here for consideration

Application Materials:

  • Name and contact information of one professional reference. This professional reference should be someone who can speak to your academic and/or research skills. This person does not need to be a professor. 
  • Current CV or Resume
  • Personal Statement: a 200-400 word statement of interest describing your personal goals and how you believe this research experience could help you achieve those goals.
  • Research Statement: describe any prior research experiences you may have had (not required) and what topics you would like to research this summer. 
  • A brief 150-word bio describing your academic and research background


Each accepted MiV REU student will receive a stipend for which they will be expected to pay for their housing and food.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has many options, here are a few: