- Complete our application form (link below).
- Write a short research statement: What are your reason(s) for pursuing this program? (300 words max).
- Compose a one-page CV.
- Submit (2) letters of recommendation by faculty or researchers that can speak to aptitude and suitability. Recommenders should submit their letters to email@example.com.
- All the above materials (including letters of recommendation) are due by the program deadline. Incomplete applications are not considered.
TIP: The statement, along with your letters of recommendation, are weighted the most heavily by the admissions committee. They are looking for candidates who clearly articulate their research interests, lab experience (if any), and how their previous experience may intersect with the NSURE program.
We strongly encourage applicants to review our Faculty Directory before composing their statements. Successful applicants are those who demonstrate a capacity to intersect their interests with the research conducted by their desired NSURE faculty mentor.
If you find yourself short on lab experience, don’t worry. Draw upon any relevant experience (personal/volunteer/professional/leadership commitments) that speaks to your passion for neuroscience.