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Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP)

Teachers and Mentors: Nominate a Student
The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) brings young men and women to The Rockefeller University for two weeks in August to participate in a free course about the brain. Professors and graduate students will offer a challenging and lively class aimed at introducing students to neuroscience. Metro passes and food will be provided throughout the program.  We seek motivated, mature, and inquisitive students, irrespective of previous scholastic achievement or interest level in science. We’re not necessarily looking for “straight A” students; we’re looking for distinctive, curious students—whether they’re shy or outgoing. Nominated students will be screened and a subset will be contacted by the SNP directors to arrange an interview. Approximately 16 students will be selected to participate in SNP.

Students: How to get Nominated
Interested students should approach a teacher or mentor to nominate them for the program. Links to the application form and nomination form are below. Please contact us at with any concerns or if you do not have someone to nominate you.

The SNP 2015 deadline for nominations is April 15th, 2015.
Nominated students should expect to hear about interviews by May 1st.

2015 Program Dates: 
August 17-28, meeting Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
Eligibility Requirements:
 Nominees must be enrolled in a New York City public high school, and must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the program -- we cannot make exceptions!

Required application materials:
Nomination Form
 to be filled out by the teacher/mentor
Student Application to be filled out by the student.

Applications that are incomplete by 5pm on April 15 will not be considered. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns about the application or if you prefer to fill out and mail a paper application.