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SNP Student Application

Application Procedure

The application for SNP requires two online forms to be filled out. One is an application that is filled out by the student. The second is a reference from a teacher or mentor. Links to both forms are below. Please note that incomplete applications (missing either form) will not be considered.

Teachers and Mentors: Recommend 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. Metrocards 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. Applicants 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: Ask a Teacher for a Reference

Interested students should approach a teacher or mentor to write a reference for them for the program. Note that you must also fill out the student application in addition to getting the reference. Links to the application form and reference form are below. Please contact us at with any concerns or if you do not have someone to write a reference for you.

The SNP 2021 deadline for applications is 11:59 PM, Sunday, March 28th, 2021.

A subset of applicants will be invited for an interview the weekend of April 24-25, 2021.

2021 Program Dates:

SNP 2021 will take place from August 16-27, meeting Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants 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:

Reference Form to be filled out by the teacher/mentor
Student Application to be filled out by the student.

Applications that are incomplete by 11:59 PM on March 28th, 2021 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.


Contact Us

Summer Neuroscience Program
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 243
New York, NY 10065-6399