Student Opportunities

The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is looking for talented scientists to join us in advancing interdisciplinary research and pursuing scientific breakthroughs that enhance our fundamental knowledge and support the public good.

Explore our Research Initiatives learn more about our work.

Graduate Academic Programs

Students enrolled in graduate-level science programs across CUNY may have the opportunity to train and conduct research at the CUNY ASRC.

Use the charts below to explore doctoral and masters programs offered by The Graduate Center, CUNY and The City College of New York, along with the their relevant ASRC Initiatives.

Doctoral (Ph.D.) Programs


Offered by The Graduate Center, CUNY

ProgramApplication DeadlineNanosciencePhotonicsStructural BiologyNeuroscienceEnvironmental Sciences
BiochemistryJanuary 1XXX
BiologyJanuary 1XXX
ChemistryJanuary 1XXX
Earth and Environmental ScienceDecember 15X
Physics/Physics Photonics TrackJanuary 10XXXX
Neuroscience CollaborativeDecember 1X
Computer ScienceJanuary 8X

Offered by The City College of New York

ProgramApplication DeadlineNanosciencePhotonicsStructural BiologyNeuroscienceEnvironmental Sciences
Biomedical EngineeringJanuary 15X
Chemical EngineeringDecember 31XX
Civil Engineering
(Environmental, Structure, Transportation)
May 1X
Electrical EngineeringFebruary 15XXX
Mechanical EngineeringTBDXX

Masters (M.S.) Programs


Offered by The Graduate Center, CUNY

ProgramApplication DeadlineNanosciencePhotonicsStructural BiologyNeuroscienceEnvironmental Sciences
Cognitive NeuroscienceApril 15X
Data Analysis and VisualizationApril 15X
Data ScienceApril 15X
NanoscienceTBAX

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP)

CSURP is a ten-week summer program that offers a hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. The program runs from June 1 – August 6, 2020 and includes a $6,000 stipend, free housing and Metro Cards. Successful applicants will be matched with a faculty mentor affiliated with the Advanced Science Research Center.

The application deadline for CSURP is Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

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CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low Dimensional Systems Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREST IDEALS REU) 

The NSF CREST Center IDEALS Research Experience for Undergraduates Program is a 10-week summer program at The City College of New York. The program offers hands on research in state-of-the-art facilities in the areas of Nanoscience and Materials Science hosted by faculty in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. The 2020 program will run from June 1 – August 9, 2020 and include a $5,000 stipend, plus travel allocation.

The deadline to apply for the CREST IDEALS REU is February 29, 2020.

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Columbia University Summer 2020 Materials Research REU Program

The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and CCNY supports outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each summer. In addition, a joint REU program between Columbia and the ASRC may have additional openings. Those selected will participate fully in an interdisciplinary research program encompassing two research thrusts around the theme of building higher dimensional materials from lower dimensional structures with unprecedented levels of control. During the program, all REU students will also be involved in workshops, visits to local industry, training, recreational activities, a symposium of presentations by students, and other activities.

The deadline to apply for the Materials Research REU program is February 12, 2020.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3-REU)

The City College of New York (CCNY) seeks highly motivated applicants for an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3-REU). The program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) is a research initiative at CCNY comprised of members of the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. The 10 week program will run from June 1 – August 7, 2020 and provide a weekly $550 stipend.

The deadline to apply for the B3-REU program is March 15, 2020.

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