Jobs, Internships, Grants, and Research Assistantships for Cognitive Science Majors

Funding Opportunities: Click here for internal University undergraduate research, fellowship, and grant opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, Provost's awards (PURA); Dean's awards (DURA); and Woodrow Wilson Fellowships. Visit the KSAS research funding webpage.

Posted January 16, 2014

To Cog Sci Majors:

The Learning Den is planning to offer tutoring services for Cognitive Neuropsychology of Visual Perception this spring. As such, they are looking to hire 1-2 students as tutors for the course.

For instructions on how to apply, visit the Learning Den "Apply to be a Tutor" page.

Shared by the 2013 - 14 President of Omega Psi, Sam Zorowitz.

Posted January 16, 2014

Posted January 16, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health is now accepting student applications for the 2014 Summer Global Health Established Field Placements Program. There are 31 undergraduate placement opportunities available this year! The applications are due on February 12, 2014.

View the current international research office openings and dates here. Students who are successful in the application process receive an award to support their stay at the international site. Students that are interested are encouraged to attend the information session on Thursday, January 30th from 1-2 pm in the Sherwood Room in Levering.

To learn more and apply, visit the CGH website. Contact Anna Kalbarczyk ( or Dick Dunning ( with any questions.

Posted December 13, 2013

Each summer, the Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard University offers a limited number of internships for college undergraduates, under the supervision of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker. Interns will gain experience with current techniques for investigating conceptual and language development in infants and children.

The internship will start on June 9, 2014 and go through August 15, 2014. This is a full-time research position and interns are expected to be available from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources. 

Because of the nature of the internship, it is essential that interns be mature, articulate, and comfortable with parents and children. They should also be highly organized and reliable. Desirable background experience would include the following: coursework in developmental or experimental psychology or linguistics, basic computer skills and previous research and/or experience with children. 

For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website: 

The application deadline is March 1, 2014.

Posted Septmeber 24, 2013

Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders
San Diego State University / University of California San Diego

This program provides training in normal language, language disorders, multilingualism, and in the neural bases of language learning, use, and loss. It is designed to educate a new generatio nof scientists who are interested in applying state-of-the-art research skills to the study of communicative disorders. 

The doctoral curriculum and research opportunities draw from the fields of communicative disorders, cognitive sciences, neurosciences, psychology, and linguistics represented by the expertise of core faculty from SDSU and UCSD. 

Application Deadline: January 20, 2014 for Fall 2014 enrollment. 

Complete program description and call for applicants can be found on this PDF Flyer.

For more information, send inquiries to

Posted February 14, 2013:

Fellow cognitive science enthusiasts, looking for an exciting research opportunity for next year? Consider the Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship (VURF) as part of Indiana University's Cognitive Science Program.

As the VURF for 2012-2013, I can honestly say it has been the most rewarding experience of my undergraduate career. Some highlights include being taught by some of the most distinguished minds in cognitive science; attending innumerable presentations on cutting-edge research both here at IU and internationally; and acquiring many new and invaluable skills, including Bayesian data analysis, programming for experimental design, and large-scale information visualization. Most importantly though, I have spent the year working closely under two incredible, supportive advisors on a number of exciting research projects. In fact, under their guidance, I am now conducting my very own experiments!

Of course, it's not all just about work. Bloomington is a lively and gorgeous city with a serious penchant for fine arts and international cuisine. By bike or bus, it is easy to get out and enjoy great music at any of the many venues on- or off-campus; the best in film at IU's own cinema (tickets are often free!); and then go grab a bite to eat at one of the literally hundreds of fantastic restaurants around town. Seriously, as excited as I am to finally reunite with my fellow Bluejays, I'll never forget the experiences I've had this year as a Hoosier!

So, if you're looking for a way to be immersed in one of the most prestigious, collaborative research environments in the world, consider applying for the 2013-2014 Visiting Undergraduate Research Fellowship (VURF) at Indiana University. I can promise you that you won't regret it. (Of course, if you haveany questions, feel free to email me! I'd be more than happy to answer you to the best of my abilities.)

-Sam Zorowitz