Diversity in Neuroscience Summer Internship Program

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BrainsCAN is committed to improving the representation of marginalized groups in neuroscience through equity and inclusion best practices. This means attracting and retaining a diverse representation of outstanding scientists who contribute toward research excellence in neuroscience. BrainsCAN acknowledges the barriers to access these groups face in research spaces because of systemic biases and despite meritorious qualification.

The Diversity in Neuroscience Summer Internship provides Western undergraduate students interested in cognitive neuroscience, who self-identify as being a member of an underrepresented group in neuroscience, including Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, people with a disability, and women, an opportunity to have an immersive experience in a research environment, along with gaining valuable skills needed to excel in academia and beyond.

*Please note, applicants will not be asked to state how they identify with these underrepresented communities.

The program will include participation in research projects assigned by the supervising faculty member with a senior graduate student or postdoctoral fellow overseeing the day-to-day supervision. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to participate in virtual workshops focusing on the development of research and professional skills.

We are now accepting possible internship projects from PIs, Postdocs or Graduate students; If you would like your project considered by successful applicants please compete this survey.

Important Dates 

  • Application Deadline: March 2024
  • Expected Results: April 2024
  • Start Studentship: May 2024


  1. Program Guidelines
  2. Application Form
    1. BrainsCAN Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey


Contact Information

This program is administered through BrainsCAN's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC). Please email any questions to brainscan.edi@uwo.ca.