Instructions to Applicants

Prior to completing the online application, have the following items ready for upload. Please notify your Recommender well in advance to ensure that your recommendation is received by the deadline. Note that each upload should be in pdf format and limited to 64MB per file.


  1. Contact information of applicant: Name, mailing address, telephone/cell, and email.
  2. Cover letter (suggested 1,000 word limit) containing the following:
    • Description of the proposed research project including a title, goals, objectives, methodology, and final product
    • Archival material anticipated for use
    • Explanation of how this project advances the applicant’s educational, personal, or professional goals
  3. CV or resumé
  4. Contact Information for Recommender*

* Letter of Recommendation from an advisor or principal professor is required and submitted separately by the Recommender directly to Note that professionals may choose an allied professional, government or institutional official, or other relevant individual who can speak to the applicant’s interests and capabilities.

  • Applicant

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    64MB file upload limit. See instructions above regarding required content.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    • Recommender