The Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) sponsors a summer research program for veterans on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Participants work on ongoing research projects with investigators in one of labs at the UW.

Participants in the REV program will work in research laboratories at the interface of biology and engineering. For 10 weeks, participants work in a laboratory and are mentored by a graduate student, a post-doctoral trainee, and a professor. Participants work with teams on projects with defined goals and also attend lectures and seminars on relevant topics. REV participants also take part in a poster session and a research symposium at the end of the summer. 

REV alum Sam Dreyer became interested in neural engineering after being diagnosed with a concussion. Read about his summer research experience on our blog.

Applications for 2022 REV program are not yet available. .

Program Requirements

Applicants MUST:

  • Be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Be currently enrolled as a student at a college or university in the United States; students who have graduated from college before the start of the REU program are not eligible.
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.
  • Devote 40 hours per week to the program.  This is considered a full-time commitment; you may not enroll in classes or hold other jobs during the day.  Participants are paid a stipend for their work and will not receive academic credit for the research experience.
  • Attend weekly communications classes, journal club meetings, and all other required lectures, seminars, focus groups and workshops.
  • Prepare and present a poster at the summer research symposium.
  • Make a 10 to 15-minute oral research presentation to CNT researchers and students at the end of the summer.

Program Benefits

  1. An opportunity to be involved in an interdisciplinary research project with a team of researchers working together to solve a common problem.
  2. Lectures on ethics, communications, laboratory safety, and other relevant topics.
  3. Experience preparing and presenting research.
  4. A stipend of $5,500.
  5. Reimbursement of travel expenses to a maximum of $750.
  6. Housing on the University of Washington campus (at no cost).
Questions? Please contact CNT Executive and Education Director, Dr. Eric Chudler.