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 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. Please contact us at with any concerns or if you do not have someone to nominate you.

Download Nomination Form (PDF)

The SNP 2014 deadline for nominations is April 15th, 2014.
Nominated students should expect to hear about interviews by May 1st.
Interviewed students should expect to hear a final decision by May 15th.

2014 Program Dates: 
August 18-29, 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!

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Please return completed nomination forms to:
Summer Neuroscience Program
Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave, Box 53
New York, NY 10065

Or Fax: (212)-327-7519