What You Will Need to Complete the Application

  • Transcripts of Academic Credit–will be needed to verify applicant's doctorial degree.
  • Contact information for at least three references – they will be asked to fill out an online form and submit an electronic letter of reference
  • Information on all your honors and awards
  • Resume
  • Research Proposal – five pages or less, relevant to the position for which you are applying (see criteria needed for inclusion below)

Please note the proof of citizenship status, which may be a copy of a U.S. passport, birth certificate, certificate of non-citizen nationality, naturalization certificate, permanent resident card (green card), or other acceptable documentation, will be required before entering into an employment agreement with a company. This, however, is not collected during the application process.


Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all schools they have attended. Transcript copies can be either official or unofficial, but must be readable. Applicants will be able to attach transcripts via the Transcript Upload function located in the sidebar.

Navigating the Application

A sidebar is located at the left of each application page. Use this sidebar to navigate the application. You may complete the application sections in any order. At any time, you may click on the "Overall Status" link in the sidebar to view information about how much of the application is complete.

Start by clicking on any section link under the "Required" heading on the sidebar. Sections may be completed in any order. Be sure to click on the save button at the bottom of each page once you are finished entering your information in that section. Detailed instructions for each section are available by clicking on the "Detailed Instructions" link in the sidebar.  Below are the areas of the application:

  • Contact Information
  • Citizen & Demographics
  • Academic Background
  • Resume Upload
  • Awards & Honors
  • References
  • Transcript Upload
  • Research Opportunities

How to Submit the Application

Are all required sections complete (do they each have a green check mark next to them)?

Once you have entered and saved data for all required sections of the application, you can click on the "Submit Application" link in the sidebar.  Once you have submitted your application, you will only be able to edit contact and reference information.

Is Your Application Complete?

The Overall Status page details your application's current completion status. You can check the status of your application at any time by clicking on the Overall Status link.

After Submitting

Once you have submitted your application, you will still be able to log in and check the status of references on your Overall Status page. Additionally, you will be able to add or edit reference information as well as change your contact information. You are encouraged to monitor your application's status after submission, as you are responsible for ensuring submission of all required materials.  You may apply for positions only once the application is submitted.

Withdrawing your application

If you no longer wish to be considered for the Fellowship, you can withdraw your application. Simply click the "Withdraw application" link on the sidebar, and click the "Withdraw Application" button on the resulting page. You will not be able to edit your application after withdrawing, and will have to re-create an account if you change your mind and wish to re-apply.

Last Updated: September 27, 2016 03:36 PM