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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 1
DEADLINE FOR SUPERVISOR AND REFERENCE LETTERS: November 1
(8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for both deadlines)
The application will consist of the items listed below – all of which will be uploaded online as PDF files, with the exception of the Biosketch. All letters of support will also be submitted online. Email messages will be sent to your supervisor and referees by LSRF with instructions on how to attach their support letter to your application
You may begin your application even if your references have not yet written their recommendations, but applicants will not be able to upload any additional material after the deadline of October 1, so be sure all requirements of your application are complete (except for reference and supervisor's letters) by the deadline. THE APPLICANT CANNOT ACCESS HER/HIS FILES FOR EDITING OR ADDING MATERIAL AFTER OCTOBER 1. THIS ALSO MEANS YOU CANNOT ADD/CHANGE THE NAME OF A REFEREE AFTER OCTOBER 1. THE NAME (WITH CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESSES) MUST BE LISTED BY OCTOBER 1.
ABSTRACT of the proposal in 200 words or less. Use 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial as the minimum font size for the text. THIS FILE WILL BE UPLOADED IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.
BIOSKETCH OF THE APPLICANT is a form provided by LSRF within the application requesting that you list Education/Training History, Research/Laboratory Positions held, Peer Reviewed Publications, and Honors/Awards.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL has a size limitation equal to 5 single-spaced pages with one-half inch (0.5) margins on all four sides of the paper. Use 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial as the minimum font size for the text of the proposal. You may use 10-point Times New Roman or 9-point Arial font type for the figure legends and tables. The style/presentation of the proposal is determined by the applicant, not LSRF. Be concise. Experts in the field review proposals; extensive background information is not necessary. THIS FILE WILL BE UPLOADED IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.
LITERATURE CITED has a size limitation equal to a one-page single-spaced page with one-half inch (0.5) margins on all four sides of the paper. Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial for this document. List the complete citation including all authors' names, publication title, journal name, year, volume and page numbers. THIS FILE WILL BE UPLOADED IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.
LETTER FROM SUPERVISOR acknowledging acceptance of the applicant and the willingness of the institution to administer the award. The letter should indicate the role expected of the candidate in the broad framework of the supervisor’s research, noting the size of the research group and the degree of independence the candidate will have. If you have joint supervisors, please note that only one supervisor letter may be submitted. The letter should state each of their roles and be signed by both supervisors. THE SUPERVISOR MAY NOT SERVE AS ONE OF THE THREE REFERENCES.
THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE from associates who can critically appraise the applicant’s qualifications. One letter should be from the applicant’s thesis advisor (if applicable – this does not apply to M.D. applicants). You may still apply if you do not submit your thesis advisor’s letter, but your file will not be as strong. All applications must have a total of 4 letters of support (1 supervisor and 3 references).
ALL SUPERVISORS AND REFEREES WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL FROM LSRF WITH A LINK FOR SUBMITTING THEIR LETTERS ONLINE AND INFORMING THEM THAT THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1. THIS EMAIL IS SENT TO THEM WHEN YOU FINALIZE YOUR APPLICATION.
Questions and inquiries pertaining to the submission of applications should be sent to:
Susan DiRenzo, Assistant Director
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