Applicants are responsible for obtaining recommendations from 2 of their high school teachers (math/science or STEM area preferred) and should follow up to ensure that their letters are submitted by the application deadline.
***OPTIONAL*** Letters from any previous research supervisors (if applicable) are encouraged. If applicable, a third letter of recommendation (optional) from a faculty research mentor/laboratory supervisor may be submitted by email directly to: email@example.com
Guidelines (suggested) for Recommendation letter-writers:
It is helpful if a letter of recommendation includes:
a) Applicant's strengths and weaknesses (at least one of each) that your feel are most relevant to his/her participation in the Simons Summer Research Program;
b) One of more specific examples that best illustrate the student's engagement with science, interest in research, and/or aptitude for doing scientific work;
c) How you would rank the student's ability to work independently and to collaborate and work with others; and to thrive in an in-person/virtual research program environment
d) Any other relevant information that you would like the faculty selection committee to consider regarding the student's application.
To submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of an applicant, please use the
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FORM link.
Late letters may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org