Application & Selection Process

In the first phase of the selection process, candidates are asked to submit a completed online application, including academic records, descriptions of research experiences and interests, a summary of career objectives, references, and a preliminary plan of training with the proposed mentor. Based on a review of these materials, the National Advisory Committee (NAC) will select semi-finalists for interviews. The intent of the interview is to enable the NAC to assess the applicants more fully and for the applicants to define their research interests and describe the resources available in their mentor’s laboratory. Mentors must be located in scientific institutions within the United States. Based on these interviews, up to ten finalists, plus others supported by our partners, will be chosen. Finalists will then submit detailed research plans and budgets.