Courses Application

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer Schools


 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience


The summer school is highly competitive and we limit the class size to ensure a good instructor-to-student ratio. We strive for a diverse class each year and balance student backgrounds, so we encourage applications from students from any background and especially applications from countries with lower academic profiles. Student selection is based on overall fit for the summer school. Therefore, in addition to your CV, you will be asked to submit a personal statement explaining why this course is a particularly good match for you.

You will need to submit the following documents through the form linked at the bottom of this page:

Curriculum Vita (Required, 5MB maximum)
Submit an up-to-date CV.

Statement/Essay (Required,1000 words maximum)
Submit a personal statement that explains why you want to attend this course. In the essay let us know something about your background, why this is the appropriate time for you to attend the summer school and what you hope to gain from the course. Please do not repeat details from your CV. Instead, summarize your prior research and your research goals. Please also describe your previous experience with neuroscience data; your general knowledge of programming languages; your familiarity with Python.

Coursework or Transcript (Required,5 MB maximum)

Submit a list of relevant coursework (e.g. neuroscience, mathematics, programming) with grades, or submit a transcript.

Letters of Recommendation (two) (Required,5MB maximum)
Please submit two letters of recommendation. These letters can be submitted directly by the applicant (PDF format, 5MB maximum). Alternatively, blind recommendations (not seen by the applicant) can be submitted by providing the name and email address of the recommender. For blind recommendations, please notify the recommender to expect an email containing the instructions for submitting their reference.


Financial support request (Optional,5MB maximum)
The summer school will make available some individual stipends to help offset the costs of attending the summer school, normally by waiving some or all of the fee covering tuition, room and board. We assess need based on a statement of need and we also use it to determine partial support. So, please be as complete as possible, including providing information about available travel allowances, grant status, lab funding status and any other information that might be important. If you know you will not need financial support, you do not have to submit this document.

Applicants will be notified by email of selection decisions.


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