University of Wisconsin–Madison

Psychology Research Experience Program

Application Opens: November 1, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Admission Notification: Ongoing After Application deadline

*Note that 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.

Please note that these dates are currently tentative and may be subject to change.  All inquiries should be sent to

Program Dates: May 29th, 2018 – August 4th, 2018

The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations — those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those from low-income backgrounds, those with disabilities, and first-generation college students — who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. Beginning in the summer of 2018, PREP will 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), intensive “bootcamps” on technical skills (e.g., Matlab programming and high-throughput computing), faculty presentations, and professional development and networking opportunities. See the link to “PREP Journal” on the left for examples from the Summer 2011-2017 programs; see “Program Highlights” under the “About PREP” link for more specifics about the program.

For more information about PREP, please contact:

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

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