Prepare your application

Your application will include five parts. 

1. General information 

Answer some basic questions about yourself and your current academic program.

2. A personal statement 

Describe your career interests and plans, including further education, as well as your preparation for research. The statement should be 500-600 words. The following links provide advice and guidance for writing your statement:

3. Unofficial transcripts

Include a transcript from your current college/university, as well as any previous institutions, if they include relevant science courses.

4. Recommendations

Provide the names and email addresses of two people who will provide recommendations. These should ideally be faculty who know you well. We will contact your recommenders with instructions.

5. Mentors

Select your top three choices for research mentors/projects.