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We are proud to partner with the Simons Foundation to run GSMI-NYC, a free mentorship program to help New York City students applying to Master's and PhD programs in the sciences this Fall 2022. This is a locally-based chapter of our international GSMI (Graduate Student Mentorship Initiative).

For GSMI-NYC 2022, we will have a cohort of 10 students in the NYC area, see below for eligibility requirements. 

Program Benefits

  • Feedback on application

  • Example CVs & Personal Statements
  • Advice & Notifications of Deadlines
  • Community of current applicants
  • Mock interviews
  • Application waivers

Click here to access our sign up form

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline to Apply: July 18, 2022

GSMI-NYC Prospective Applicants

  • Underrepresented students from the NYC area applying to STEM Master's and PhD programs in Fall 2022

    • We welcome applications from underrepresented students which include ethnicity, gender, first-generation, child of immigrants, disabilities, identity, low-income, etc.

    • ​​College senior, post-graduate student, post-baccalaureate students, other applicants in post-Bachelor's positions including those working as research assistants/technician, etc.

    • NYC area:  The prospective GSMI-NYC scholar must be in the NYC area, which includes the five boroughs, Long Island, and universities in the CUNY/SUNY system. 

    • If you are accepted as a GSMI-NYC scholar, you must commit to be an active participant in the program from 9/1/22 - 12/15/22 and will be required to attend an in-person event at the end of the application cycle (December 2022). 

    • If you are not applying to graduate school this Fall 2022, you are not eligible

    • **ONLY the following scientific fields are eligible: Astrophysics, Cancer biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics/Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology - Clinical Psychology

  • Unfortunately, the following students are not eligible: 

    • Students applying to Post-bacs (PREP), PA, MD, MD/PhD, PharmD, Non-STEM PhD programs ​​

    • Students seeking support on fellowship applications that are not currently applying to PhD programs

Please note:  We can only accept ten graduate school applicants for GSMI-NYC. Selection will be based on applicant's need, commitment to a career in the sciences, and match to GSMI-NYC mentors.

If you are being considered for acceptance to the program, you will receive an email by July 10, 2002 with next steps. Acceptances will happen on a rolling basis and we will notify all applicants of their application status once our cohort has been filled.

Please contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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