Crest D-MAP Undergraduate Summer Research Program

D-MAP is launching a new summer program for undergraduates. The summer program pays a stipend of $4000 to engage full-time in research and professional development.

D-MAP at GSU is a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Summer Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and the expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. D-MAP stands for the Center for Dynamic Multiscale and Multimodal Brain Mapping Across the Lifespan, reflecting the research interests of faculty and students to understand how the brain changes over the lifespan using various neuroimaging, data mining, analysis, machine learning, data visualization, and neuroinformatics technologies.

Summer 2022 Timeline

January 14, 2022 –  Application Opens

March 18, 2022 –  Application Deadline

Week of March 21, 2022 – Interviews

Week of March 28, 2022 – Notification of Program Acceptance

April 8, 2022 – Program Commitment Due

May 31- June 2, 2022 – Orientation Week

June 3, 2022 – First day on research team

August 3, 2022 – Summer Research Symposium

Program Information


  • Full-time, baccalaureate degree-seeking student at a US college or university
  • U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Individuals from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply (including those who identify as African American/African descent/Black, Hispanic/Latino Latina, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, or Native Alaskan, individuals with documented disabilities, students receiving Pell Grant financial aid, and/or first-generation college-bound students)
  • Students may apply from outside the Atlanta, GA area. CREST is not responsible for providing or assisting with housing or housing information. Meals are not included. 

Desired Characteristics

  • Motivated to conduct research with a faculty member, although prior research experience is not required
  • All applicants must be hard-working, collaborative, persistent, and curious, with high attention to detail and good time management skills

Students will be…

  • Expected to work with research teams for 35 hours per week and reserve 5 hours per week for workshops and program-associated tasks.
  • Required to attend weekly workshops and complete workshop and program-associated tasks.
  • Expected to present a research poster at the closing research symposium in early August.
  • Strongly discouraged from taking University-level courses during the program.
  • Receiving a $4000 summer stipend



Summer 2022 D-MAP faculty mentors

Below is a list of faculty accepting students for the summer 2022 D-MAP program. Students will be matched with faculty members based on common interests. Please note students may work under the co-advisement of graduates students in their respective labs.

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