Under the leadership of Banner Research and in partnership with ASU and the Biodesign Institute, we are pleased to announce the Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars program.

01/13/2021 UPDATE

We regret to inform you of our decision to suspend the 2021 Neuroscience Scholars Program due to the COVID-19 crisis, uncertainties about its duration, the importance of social distancing, and our concern for everyone’s health and well-being. We are committed to reinstituting and hopefully expanding this excellent program in 2022. We encourage those interested and eligible to apply next year! Best wishes for good health! 



Neuroscience Scholars

Imagine having the opportunity to spend eight weeks working side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented scientists, clinicians and researchers in an environment devoted to neuroscientific biomedical research and clinical care.

Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars is a paid, eight-week training program open to top-achieving college undergraduate and graduate science students. Scholars work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a Banner Research or ASU-Biodesign scientist to unlock medical and scientific mysteries in the areas of Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, in a lab setting in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Research opportunities are divided into four separate tracks: Basic and Translational Neuroscience; Computational Image Analysis; Healthy Aging Research; and Brain and Body Donation. Each research track is correlated to a participating training facility.

As a part of the comprehensive program, Neuroscience Scholars also have an opportunity to: obtain hands-on training, attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about bioscience career options, practice scientific writing and create a scientific poster to showcase project outcomes and present their research at concluding symposium.

Scholars are expected to commit 35-40 hours per week to the program. A stipend of $125/week for a total of $1,000 will be provided upon successful completion of the program. The overall aim is to give scholars cutting-edge experience in biomedical and clinical research.

The program capstone is a formal research symposium with mentors and institutional leaders, where scholars present project results and reflect on what they have accomplished during their tenure at Banner Research or ASU. Select students are nominated to deliver oral presentations at the event.

Past participants have gone on to achieve success and shared impressive accomplishments, including scientific abstract and manuscript publications, earning top national student rankings, gaining acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools and receiving national awards and scholarships.