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Funding Opportunities

There are a variety of ways undergraduates can receive funding for their research at Northeastern University.

Below, see the stories of many of our BNS students who have received various awards and grants to further their research:

20160301_121723BNS travel award recipient, Ryan Fallon (pictured with his research supervisor, Donna Scarborough, MS, PT and NU alum) presented research he conducted at the MGH Sports Medicine Service at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons held in Orlando, FL.

According to Ryan, “This project has been an important part of my preparation for postgraduate study. Since joining MGH, I have developed a keen interest in orthopaedics, biomechanics, and sports medicine. In particular, I’ve had an interest in baseball injuries because I played in high school. Attending this national conference  was an incredible opportunity to present original research and an important step towards my long-term goals.”


BNS travel award recipient, Claire Peterson (pictured left with lab member, Saba Ali) presented research she conducted at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the 2016 Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting Faculty Undergraduate Social in San Diego, CA. She attended the conference alongside the Jayaraman Lab from Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA.

In addition to presenting her own work, “SFN was a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the diversity within the neuroscience field, listening to presentations on computational neuroscience, novel breakthroughs in cognition and meeting scientists such as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology recipient, May-Britt Moser, and discussing the similarities and differences between their research fields.”


BNS travel award recipient, Shelby Goff (pictured with her research supervisor, Heather Brenhouse) attended the Society for Neuroscience 2016 Annual meeting and delivered a nanosymposium talk about her research in the Brenhouse Lab. She discussed the plasticity of the developing brain and the impact of early life stress on neuroimmune function, particularly microglia cells. Shelby presented findings that indicate that ELS alters microglia morphology and signaling in response to future inflammatory stimuli.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to present my research and add knowledge to the growing scientific community. After my talk, I was pleased to see many other researchers from institutions around the country come introduce themselves and talk to me about the next steps to take and future research design ideas. This extraordinary opportunity was incredible and helpful for my long term goals and aspirations.”