2022 CoB-KIBM Scholars Program

Colors of the Brain LogoDeadline: Friday, March 18, 2022, 5pm PDT

Colors of the Brain, in collaboration with The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, invites applicants for their 2022 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 ($5,000 stipend, amount inclusive of housing expenses), 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. Full details on eligibility requirements and program benefits can be found here: https://colorsofthebrain.com/cob-kibm.


Application Opens: February 1, 2022
Application Deadline: March 18, 2022, 5pm PDT
Review of Applications: March 19, 2022 - April 2, 2022
Interviews: April 3, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Notification of Awards: April 17, 2022
Program Dates: June 27, 2022 - September 2, 2022


Applications are now closed. Please contact colorsofthebrain@gmail.com with 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 17, 2022, we will notify the selected applicants that are chosen to be part of the 2022 CoB-KIBM Scholars Program. Selected applicants will have 2 weeks to accept the offer.


Please contact colorsofthebrain@gmail.com with any questions.