Endorsement Instructions for Centers and Institutes
INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR 2018-19
Letter of Endorsement from Host Center/Institute Director
Center/institute directors will complete a Letter of Endorsement for each student they wish to support. The letter is submitted to the student’s program by a deadline determined by the program, but prior to the November 13, 2017 nomination deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate the program's deadline date to the center/institute.
The following three questions are included on the form:
1. What synergies may result from hosting this particular student?
- How will the student benefit from an affiliation with the center/institute?
- How will the center/institute benefit from the student’s participation?
2. What resources will the center/institute commit to the student?
Centers/institutes are encouraged to provide $2,500 for activities related to the student’s professional development.
Possible resources may include:
- study space,
- mentoring and professional development opportunities, and
- financial support, such as funds for student travel to a professional conference.
3. Why is your center/institute an appropriate host site for this student’s research?
Information provided might include:
- the mix of disciplines represented among center/institute faculty related to the student’s interdisciplinary interests,
- the diversity of faculty research interests and methodologies,
- regular events that feature faculty members’ work, and
- opportunities for students to feature their work.
How do I apply? (Instructions for Students)
What documentation is required? (For Students and Programs)
Program Nomination Procedure and Nomination Form (For Programs)
Endorsement Instructions (For Center/Institute Directors)
Instructions for Letter Writers (For Faculty Mentors and Advisors)