Established in 1984 as an outreach program for local high school students, the Simons
Summer Research program now attracts applicants from all across the country to the
Stony Brook campus: Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join
a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows
conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research
In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a $1,000 stipend award.
Participants may elect to live on campus with other student researchers or to commute.
The Simons Summer Research Program is supported by the Simons Foundation.
*Students apply in their junior year of high school - and participate in the program in the summer before senior year.
Students interested in science who have demonstrated independence, creativity and
an aptitude for doing hands-on work are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must currently be in their junior year (11th grade) of high school (no exceptions) ; must be US citizens and/or permanent residents; and must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.
Dates of Program
June 29 – August 7, 2020
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