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Schizophrenia Research Group

Summer Education and Training Program (SET)

Are you a college undergraduate or medical student?

Are you interested in research on severe mental illnesses, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

Are you interested in Neuroscience Research?

Are you interested in spending the summer working in a Research Lab?

Then the SET program may be for you...  




The SET program offers opportunities for students who are interested in exploring careers in psychiatric medical research. The focus of the Schizophrenia Research Group is on understanding schizophrenia and other serious mental illness from a variety of perspectives. The eight week summer fellowships pair students with a variety of preceptors including:

    • psychiatrists
    • psychologists
    • molecular geneticists
    • neuroanatomists
    • neuroimagers
    • pharmacologists
    • biostatisticians

Fellowships are open to:

    • College undergraduates (including graduating high school seniors who have been accepted but not yet started college)
    • Medical students (including individuals who have completed a Bachelor's degree and who have been accepted to but not yet started medical school)
    • Individuals from groups under-represented in science are encouraged to apply (including from underrepresented minorities, those with disabilities, and those from less advantaged economic backgrounds).

Things to know about SET Fellowships

    • SET students work full-time for during the program, from June 2nd to July 25th. 
    • Fellows should not combine their research work with other significant work commitments or daytime class work.
    • Fellows will be paid $3200 for the 8 weeks internship.
    • Housing is NOT included in the program. Students are required to find and pay for their own living arrangements for the duration of this program.Parking is NOT included in the program. For individuals who wish to drive and park, The University of Colorado Denver requires purchase of a parking pass. The cost of parking passes is NOT included in the program.
    • Students must commit to completing program requirements, including attending orientation, writing a goals and objectives report and presenting a final poster at the Poster Session. 

Stipend amounts as based on an hourly wage. 2014 totals for 40 hours per week for the 8 week program are listed below:

    • College $3,200