Students are eligible to apply for the BP-ENDURE program if they meet the following criteria:
Be members of diverse group (as per NIH RFA MH-10-070), first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged, or have a documented disability
Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
Be committed to applying to a Ph.D. program in a neuroscience-related area
Be a college sophomore or junior
To request a Word format application & to submit supporting documentation, please contact Kizzy Vazquez
Deadline for all application materials: January 31st
One page essay required, describing your career goals, research interests/experience, the type of neuroscience doctoral program to which you would like to apply, and any other helpful information for the admissions committee.
Transcripts (Unofficial from home school & Official from transfer school)
2 letters of recommendation (sent by recommenders directly to program administrator)
The BP-ENDURE program is designed to encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter into and succeed in PhD programs in the neurosciences. BP ENDURE students get a monthly stipend.
The BP-ENDURE program, administered through Hunter College, is conducted in partnership with New York University, Brown University, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt University to expose BP-ENDURE-trainees to a research-intensive curriculum and an environment of active research.
During the academic year students will work with a research mentor at Hunter or NYU and during the summer in one of the partnering institutions. The BP-ENDURE program selects students from both Hunter College and NYU to participate. Hunter students will receive funding in the form of tuition remission and a stipend during the academic year and will also receive summer funding.
*** Congratulations to BP-ENDURE graduates. Over 90% of BP-Endure alumni who have applied have been offered admission to Neuroscience-related PhD programs, most with Graduate Fellowships, including the NSF***
*** Congratulations to Hameda Khandaker, whose paper, "Adolescent bisphenol-A exposure decreases dendritic spine density: Role of sex and age," was Awarded Editor's Choice in the Journal Synapse, December 2015 ***
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
Research in Neuroscience
Career Enrichment and Development
Summer Research Placements at partnering universities
O U T C O M E
Attend Graduate School in Neuroscience
Better research profile and experience
Training in all aspects of neuroscience research
Scientific writing training
BP-ENDURE at Hunter College of CUNY and NYU is supported by the National Institutes of Health