How to Apply

Applications are open to undergraduate underrepresented minority students in universities in the New York City area. Admission into the PrIMER program is competitive and will be based on academic performance, reference letters, interest in pursuing research, and interest in further studies in environmental health sciences. Applicants must be rising juniors and be able to commit two summers and two academic years to the program.

To apply, you will need the following:

  1. PrIMER Application
    1. Personal information
    2. Personal statement
  2. Unofficial Transcripts up to the current date
  3. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to PrIMER (
    1. At least one letter of recommendation must come from a faculty member in your undergraduate program.


Applications due March 14, 2018

Please send complete applications and letters of recommendations to:

For more information, please contact: Nina Kulacki, Program Director (