Application deadline: February 15

Only completed applications will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please review the eligibility criteria for the program.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following documents for consideration:

  1. Online application form
    • Important: preview the application on our preview page and review the FAQs
    • Upload supporting documents 2-4 below
  2. Personal statement (2 pages max)
    • Describe your research interests, advanced degree plan and explanation of how this research opportunity relates to your career goals and academic plan
  3. Transcript(s) (unofficial or official)
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae (optional, recommended)
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation, submit by recommenders via the Recommendation Form​.

Important Application Tips

Information for Recommenders

Recommenders should complete the recommendation form and upload a recommendation letter. In your letter state your overall recommendation for this student by providing an assessment of their character, qualifications, and potential for success in research. Please include details about their strengths and weaknesses based on your knowledge of their work and abilities.

Recommendation Form

COVID-19 Impact

DPE staff have not yet determined whether we will hold an onsite or virtual program for summer 2022. Decisions are pending and will be guided by Cornell University, local, NY State, and CDC regulations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Applicants will be updated of any changes to the status of the program.