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Application Guidelines

Recommendations

Applicants are responsible for sharing the link below to the 2 teachers (math/science preferred) from his/her high school who are writing recommendations and should follow up to ensure that their letters are submitted by the application deadline.

  • Recommendation Form Link:  (not yet available)

***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:  simonssrp@stonybrook.edu


Guidelines (suggested) for Recommendation letter-writers: 

It is helpful if a letter of recommendation includes:

a) Why you feel the student would benefit from spending a summer at Stony Brook University;

b) 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;

c)  One of more specific examples that best illustrate the student's engagement with science, interest in research, and/or aptitude for doing scientific work;

d) How you would rank the student's ability to work independently and to collaborate and work with others;

e) Any other relevant information that you would like the faculty selection committee to consider regarding the student's application.