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Program Eligibility


  • 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.
  • Open to CUNY students interested in neuroscience research.
  • Previous research experience not required.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5.
  • Able to commit to a 10-week summer residential research program without interruption.


Applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Can describe how their educational and socio-cultural experiences or geographic background can enhance the diversity and inclusion mission of the School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Can describe their sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations in a way that directly contributes to the quality of the intellectual environment of the university;
  • Hails from a financially disadvantaged background
    • is a non-native English speaker
    • Is a first-generation four-year college student 
    • self-discloses in their application a disability defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities

If you have any questions about your academic qualifications or eligibility, please contact:

Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, PhD