Postbac Program


NU IN-PREP is a one-year program that provides enhanced research training and academic support for postbaccalaureate students who are planning to apply to PhD programs in biomedical research. Housed in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program (NUIN), IN-PREP offers training in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment that spans twenty departments and three campuses. This research-intensive program is supplemented with individualized advising, coursework in neuroscience, and instruction in scientific communication skills, with opportunities to present research. IN-PREP is designed to prepare its trainees for competitive admissions to graduate school and success thereafter.


Applicants must have received their bachelor’s degree within 3 years of IN-PREP’s start date (July 1st, 2017) and must be US Citizens or permanent residents. In support of our mission to increase diversity in biomedical research, IN-PREP strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups, those with disabilities, or from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated interest in pursuing research, as evidenced by prior research experience.

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