UROP Department: Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB)
Faculty Supervisor: Varies (see below)
Deadline for Applications: TBA, Winter 2014
The Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB) will award UROP funding for Spring 2014.
Project description: Undergraduate research topics may address any
aspect of the social brain and its disorders, importantly including autism and
related neurocognitive disorders. Topics may include but are not limited to:
genes and genetic analyses; other risk factors; epidemiology; developmental
time course; animal models; human stem cell models; human brain imaging;
behavioral studies; mathematical modeling; biological and cognitive therapies; sensors
and aids; and diagnosis and biomarkers.
Applications for Spring 2014 Simons UROPs should include a
brief proposal with a clear focus on the social brain and autism spectrum
disorders, developed with a faculty mentor who will supervise your work.
If you have a faculty advisor in mind, please work together to develop a two to
three page proposal which describes the context and scope of the project, a
tentative work plan, your role in the UROP, and what you hope to get out of the
experience, both academically and personally.
If you do not have a faculty advisor in mind, you can find potential advisors via
the SCSB UROP Faculty page and contact them
Please submit your proposal directly to the UROP office.
Simons Center UROPs are supported by the Simons Center for the Social Brain,
the mission of which is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying social
cognition and behavior, and to translate this knowledge into better diagnosis
and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Simons Center seeks
proposals from undergraduates interested in studying ASDs from a diversity of
perspectives including life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and
Contact: Eleana Ricci [firstname.lastname@example.org],