The neuroscience faculty at Bates frequently conducts research during the summer months, with opportunities for students to serve as high-level research assistants. There are a number of internal grant mechanisms that provide neuroscience majors with funding for room and board as well as stipends for 8- to 10-week summer immersion experiences:
- Hoffman Fellowship
- INBRE Faculty-Student Research Grant
- Mt. David Research Fellowship
- Ruggles Scholarship
- STEM Faculty-Student Research Grant
- Summer Research Apprenticeship
It is common for neuroscience students who are engaged in summer research on campus to formally present their work in poster format at the Parents and Family Weekend each October.