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Program Eligibility

Prospective Trainees

The NEUROCITY program is a 10-week research intensive program that includes work under the direct mentorship of one of Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience UR research faculty members, as well as a faculty member from CCNY. Students will also be assigned a graduate student or post-doc mentor during the course of the program. It is a goal of the institute to provide all scholars interested in scientific research, particularly in the field of neuroscience, access to the best educational opportunities.


  • Juniors enrolled at City College New York.
  • Undergraduates that are US citizens, permanent resident aliens, have DACA status, or students with current F1 Visas from their host institutions in the United States.
  • Previous research experience not required.
  • We encourage student applications from populations underrepresented in research as defined by the NIH and described below:
  • The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
  • Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. 
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as: 
    • Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs.
    • Individuals who come from an educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that has demonstrably and directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

If you have any questions about your academic qualifications or eligibility, please contact:
Hawai Kwok
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Director of Academic Program