Application Opens: November 1, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
Admission Notification: Ongoing After Application deadline
Program Dates: 28 May 2024 – 9 August 2024*
* Please note that these dates are currently tentative and may be subject to change.
Applicants who are not accepted will receive notification once all admissions have been sent out. Please do not call the Psychology department or send separate admission inquiries. All inquiries not addressed within the website and associated links can be sent to email@example.com
The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to rising junior and senior undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in a career in psychological research.
In particular, a primary objective of our program is to provide this research experience to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, low-income households, first-generation college students, and students affected by documented disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students from smaller institutions without broad research facilities.
PREP is unique in that we have a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. The program features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), alongside: intensive “bootcamps” on technical skills (e.g., R and Python programming), faculty presentations, professional development and networking opportunities (approximately 10 hours/week).
See the link to “PREP Research Abstracts” on the right for examples from past program years; see “Program Highlights” under the “About PREP” link for more specifics about the program.
Information is only available by e-mail. Please do not call the Psychology Department.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Psychology
Attn: PREP Program
1202 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1611
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant Number 2050782 with support from the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.