Does the SURP provide housing, travel reimbursement, meal plan, and/or living expenses?
Students accepted to the SURP program will be provided with housing, living expenses for the summer, a meal plan and reimbursement for travel to non-NYU students.
What materials will I need for my application?
The SURP application includes the online application form available in late January and the submission of supplementary materials including a personal statement (no longer than 500 words), your curriculum vitae, an electronic copy of your official transcript, and 2 letters of reference.
What are the requirements for applying to SURP?
Please click on Applying to SURP, found on the main SURP webpage.
How should I send my personal statement?
You should send your personal statement to: firstname.lastname@example.org. As per the directions of the application, it should be included in one PDF document with your CV and unofficial transcript.
Can I have my letters of reference sent electronically directly from my recommenders?
Yes, each reference should email a recommendation to: email@example.com following the format "SURP(20xx) ApplicantLastName, ApplicantFirstName" Please make sure that they indicate your name, and their own contact information within the email and that you have entered their information correctly in the "References" section of the online application.
My recommender has only given me a signed hard copy of my recommendation, but the instructions on the application indicate the recommendation should be emailed. Can I still mail in the recommendation?
Yes; however please be aware that any hard copies of recommendations will not be read or processed as quickly as the email versions.
From whom should I request recommendations?
Your letters of recommendation should be from someone who can comment on your aptitudes and academic background. It is helpful if this person can tell where you rank in relation to your peers – academically and outside of the classroom as well as your academic background.
Should I also send a hard copy of my application materials in addition to the information that was requested to be submitted electronically?
No, submission electronically is the preferred method of submission.
What are the areas of research in the SURP?
Genomics & Systems Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Infectious Diseases and the Mixrobiome
Evolution, Ecology & Environmental Biology
I am a first year student with sophomore standing due to AP credits or other pre-college work. Am I eligible for the program?
Probably not. Your application will be much stronger next year.
When are applicants generally notified about their acceptance or non-acceptance?
Applicants will be notified in mid to late April.
Is the listed start or end date of the program flexible?