2023 CoB-KIBM Scholars Program

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The online application form for the 2023-24 program cycle is now closed.

Colors of the Brain, in collaboration with The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, invites applicants for their 2023 summer undergraduate research program (CoB-KIBM Scholars). Our goals are to motivate, mentor and facilitate the transition of undergraduate students at UC San Diego that come from disadvantaged economic and social backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities, into Ph.D. programs with significant relevance to neuroscience. The CoB-KIBM Scholars Program consists of a paid ($7,000 stipend to cover housing expenses and other needs, in-campus housing is not provided), full-time research position across 10 weeks within a UC San Diego or Salk laboratory, along with mentorship and support for navigating academic research for the remainder of their undergraduate education. We highly encourage students with little or no research experience to apply.


This program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at UC San Diego. The full list of eligibility requirements and program benefits can be found on the CoB website: https://colorsofthebrain.com/cob-kibm.


Application Opens: January 24, 2023
Application Submission Deadline: March 17, 2023, 5pm PDT
Finalist Interviews: April 3, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Notification of Awards: April 21, 2023
Program Dates: July 03, 2023 - September 8, 2023


The online application form is now closed. Please email us at kibm@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.


We will select 10-15 students for in-person or virtual interviews. These interviews will serve as an opportunity for the Colors of the Brain graduate mentors to gain insight into applicants’ interests and commitment to a research career. 


On April 21, 2023, we will notify a total of 6 selected applicants chosen to be part of the 2023 CoB-KIBM Program. Selected applicants will have 2 weeks to accept the offer.


Please contact colorsofthebrain@gmail.com with any questions.