How to Apply

Application Deadline

The deadline for spring 2023 has passed.

Eligibility and Requirements

In order to be eligible for the program, the student must:

  • be a transfer student;
  • not have participated in the program previously;
  • be able to enroll in an independent study class with his or her faculty adviser during the semester of participation; and
  • be able to attend a monthly common hour program meeting during the semester of participation (once a month, on a Tuesday or Thursday, 12:30–2:15 p.m.).

Students will have to submit:

  • Application Form (PDF)
  • A one- to two-page research proposal, written jointly by the faculty member and the student, that outlines the proposed project and work plan for the semester
  • A cover letter
  • The student’s résumé (if applying as a team, then each student’s résumé and cover letter)

During the semester of participation, students must enroll in the independent study class, meet regularly with their faculty adviser, and attend one seminar per month during regular common hours (dates TBA), consisting of larger to small group dialogue, research and CV/résumé workshops, and informal presentation of research.

Students must have both a transfer GPA and a Brooklyn College GPA of 2.75 or higher.

In addition to three course credits, students will receive a stipend of $1,200.

So, what do you need to do?

Consult with your professors about your interest in this program. If you are interested, you will need to find a professor to work with. You and your professor will need to fill out an application (see above) and write a proposal. Completed applications are due by e-mail to our program coordinator Kayla Gutierrez.

To prepare, give some thought to how you can advance your own research agenda and how you might be able to work with your professors. If you have a collaborative or individual research project in mind, approach one of your professors with a short, succinct synopsis of your plans, or talk with other students about the possibility of submitting an application and working together with a professor in the coming semester.

Brooklyn. All in.