Yearlong Letter of Intent & Checklist

You must submit a letter of intent by October 31st to be eligible for yearlong research fellowships.  You must attach proof of meetings with your college advisory mentor and your Pathways Director to your letter of intent (checklist and sign off may be found below).


Please submit your letter of intent here.  It is due by no later than October 31st, 2014, at 5:00pm.

Yearlong Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement (should not exceed 700 words, or approximately one single-spaced page)
  • Research Plan Title (should not exceed 255 characters, including spaces)
  • Research Plan Summary (should not exceed 250 words, or approximately 1/3 of a single spaced page)
  • Research Plan (which is limited to 2,100 words or less or approx. three single-spaced pages. The plan should be divided into three sections: a) Research question, b) Background, and c) Study design) (You should work closely with your mentor on writing the research plan)
  • Research Plan Citations (should not exceed 700 words, or approximately one single-spaced page)
  • Transcripts (professional school transcripts only, do not include undergrad transcripts)
  • Dean’s Letter: The Dean should comment on your potential for scholarly achievement, elaborating, where appropriate, on such matter as scientific knowledge, performance as a student in independent study or in research-participation programs and ability to make sound judgments. In addition, the dean may describe pertinent personal characteristics such as perseverance, persistence in the face of obstacles, creativity, independence and motivation
  • Two letters of reference from persons (other than the mentor or co-mentor on this application or Dean) who are familiar with the applicant’s talents and abilities and could comment on the applicant’s promise and potential
  • Mentor choice(s)
  • Mentor’s endorsement

Applying for a Year of Research Checklist and Sign-off

Yearlong Opportunities for Research

Download the Applying For a Year of Research informational slides here.