How Do I Apply?

2019-20 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Instructions for Students

1.  Contact the center or institute you would like to have host you during the fellowship year. You will need to:

  • check with directors and potential mentors early to ensure the best match,
  • obtain a letter of endorsement from the director of the center/institute, and
  • find a faculty mentor affiliated with the center/institute who will work closely with you during the fellowship year. 

2.  Ensure complete application materials.

  • Your graduate program will need all required documentation, including letters, well in advance of the Graduate School deadline (noon, Friday, November 16, 2018), in order to complete its online nomination.
  • Contact your graduate program to determine the program's internal deadline.

3.  Help ensure your supporting letters are routed to the nominating program.

  • Provide letter instructions to your letter writers and endorsement instructions to the center/institute director.  Be sure to include graduate program contact information and your program's internal deadline for submission.
  • You will need:
    • A letter of endorsement from the director of the center/institute.
    • Mentor letter(s) from faculty affiliated with the center/institute.
    • A letter from your advisor.  Co-advisors may co-author one letter.

4.  The program's nomination is due by noon, Friday, November 16, 2018.


For Questions

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