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NU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (NU PREP)

NU PREP is a one-year program that provides enhanced research training, academic support and mentoring to recent postbaccalaureate students who are planning to apply to PhD programs in biomedical research. Entry into NU PREP is competitive and based on past research experience, research interests and career plans. Housed in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program (NUIN), PREP offers training in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment that spans 20 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. PREP is designed to prepare its trainees for competitive admissions to graduate school and success thereafter.

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We begin accepting applications each fall and the application deadline is February 1. To get started, see our eligibility requirements and find out what you need to apply.
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