Your application should include:

  • A 200 word personal statement identifying why are you interested in pursuing a research project in substance abuse and related mental health conditions.
  • A 600 word overview of the project that you will conduct over the summer. This should identify the goal of the study, explain why the study is important, how the research relates to the field of mental health and/or addiction, how the study will be conducted, what the anticipated results will be, and what the role of the student will be in conducting the study. Students should work with their mentor on this aspect of the application.
  • Student’s transcript from webadvisor, to be emailed to
  • Letter of support from the student's faculty mentor, to be emailed to
  • Applications are due on or before February 22 each year

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Faculty Mentor

Interested students should identify a faculty mentor as soon as possible. Faculty mentors can sponsor two student application per year. However, preference may be given to supporting students from another laboratory before a second student from the same mentor is funded.

Students should work with their faculty mentor in developing their application. Contact Brian Burrell ( if you need assistance in identifying or contacting a potential faculty mentor.