2017 COLD SPRING HARBOR COURSE PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP

Major Program Support:

Helmsley Charitable Trust        Howard Hughes Medical Institute

View Previous Helmsley Fellows & Scholars: 2015, 2016

Individual Course Support (Federal):

National Cancer Institute National Human Genome Research Institute           
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development              National Science Foundation
National Institute on Drug Abuse Office of Naval Research
National Institute of General Medical Sciences  

Individual Course Support (Foundations):

American Brain Tumor Association                                                         Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation                   
Burroughs Wellcome Fund             Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Lustgarten Foundation Stanley Foundation

Supplies & Equipment (2014):
AB SCIEX LLC; Agilent Technologies Inc.; ALA Scientific Instruments; A-Systems; Andor Technology; Applied Precision; Applied Scientific Instrumentation Inc.; Berthold Technologies USA, LLC; BioLegend; Bioline USA; Bio-Rad Laboratories; BioTeck; BioVision; Bitplane; Carl Zeiss Inc.; Charles River Laboratories Inc.; Chroma Technology Corporation; Clontech; Coherent Laser; ConOptics; Covaris, Inc.; CrystaLaser; Crystalgen Inc.; Dage-MTI; Diagenode; Drummond Scientific Company; eBioscience; Electron Microscopy Science; Eppendorf North America; Fotodyne Inc.; GE Healthcare; Hamamatsu Photonic Systems; Hampton Research; Harlan; Harvard Apparatus Inc.; Heka Instruments; Hellma USA Inc.; Illumina Inc.; Integrated DNA Technologies; Invitrogen; Kapa Biosystems; Kinetic Systems, Inc.; Lafayette Instrument; Leica Biosystems Inc.; Leica Microsystems Inc.; Life Technologies; LI-COR; Lonza Pharma-Bioscience Solutions; Luigs & Neumann; Mightex; Millipore Corporation; Miltenyi Biotec Inc.; Molecular Devices; Nanodrop Technologies; NanoTemper Technologies; Narishige International USA Inc.; Nasco; Neta Scientific; New England Biolabs Inc.; Newport Corporation; Nikon Inc.; Nonlinear Dynamics; NSK America Corporation; Olympus America Inc.; Parkell; PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences; Photometrics; Pressure Biosciences; Prior Scientific; Promega Corporation; Qiagen Inc.; Rapp Optoelectronic GmbH; RedShirt Imaging LLC; Roche Applied Science; Roche Nimblegen; Sage Science Inc.; Sakura Finetek USA Inc.; Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc.; Scientifica Ltd.;  SciGene; Singer Instruments; SONY Biotechnology Inc.; Spectra-Physics Lasers Inc.; Spectral Applied Research; Stemgent; Sutter Instruments; Taconic Farms; Tecan US, Inc.; The Jackson Laboratories; The Mathworks Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Thor Labs; Tokai Hit; Tonbo Biosciences; TotalLab LTD; Vector Laboratories Inc.; Warner Instruments; Waters Corporation; World Precision Instruments; Zymo Research Corporation



Fellowships, Scholarships & Stipends


Please note that thanks to recently awarded funding you may be eligible for three levels of stipend, subject to selection into the given course:

Helmsley Fellowships: If your formal scientific training is primarily outside biology (eg undergraduate degree in computer science, physics, math or engineering) you may be eligible for consideration as a Helmsley Fellow and, if selected into the course, may be provided with tuition/room/board funds representing 51-100% of the enrollment fee (Domestic/International)

Helmsley Scholarships: If you have formal training in the biosciences but  are new to the field covered by the course, you may be eligible for consideration as a Helmsley Scholar and, if selected into the course, may be provided with tuition/room/board funds representing 31-50% of the enrollment fee (Domestic/International)

Helmsley Fellowships and Scholarships require a separate letter stating financial need and eligibility for either of the above awards. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Stipends: You may be eligible for consideration to receive a partial HHMI stipend and, if selected into the course, may be provided with tuition/room/board funds representing 10-30% of the enrollment fee (Domestic/International)

To be considered for any of these three awards, you will need to complete a short stipend request as part of your application package that explains your eligibility for the above support.


National Institute of Health Stipends (available to US citizens or permanent residents, or based in a US lab): You may be eligible for consideration to receive a partial NIH stipend and, if selected into the course, may be provided with tuition/room/board funds representing 10-30% of the enrollment fee. This applies to all courses supported by NIH (see individual course web pages).

National Science Foundation Stipends (available to US citizens or permanent residents, or based in a US lab): You may be eligible for consideration to receive a partial NSF stipend and, if selected into the course, may be provided with tuition/room/board funds representing 10-30% of the enrollment fee. This applies to all courses supported by NSF (see individual course web pages).

Individual Foundation Stipends (domestic/international): Stipends may be available for all eligible trainees enrolled in courses supported by private foundations, subject to stated financial need.

International Brain Research Organization Stipends (developing world): Fellowship support may be available for students from developing nations who are accepted into the eligible neuroscience-related summer courses. See the IBRO FAQ (eligible courses include - Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience / Drosophila Neurobiology: Genes, Circuits & Behavior / Imaging Structure & Function in the Nervous System / Ion Channel & Synaptic Transmission / Neural Data Analysis)