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2016 February Review

Application period opens
December 1

Submission deadline is 
February 1

(5:00 PM ET)

Support document deadline is February
(5:00 PM ET)

If a deadline falls on a weekend, it moves to the next business day.



Before you APPLY, read the instructions here for how to complete an online application. Each link under the Profile, Application, and Support Documents sections links to detailed instructions for these specific elements of your application.

 Personal Profile Section

 Application Section


Returning to the Application System Before and After Submission

Once you register in the application system, you can return to the system as often as you like. While working on your application submission, it is not necessary to complete all the forms in one step. After you have submitted, you can return to check the status of your support documents, and also to see the results of the review.

Upload Instructions
During the application process, you will be required to upload several documents. To ensure error free uploading of documents please follow the instructions below:

Uploads must be prepared separately in PDF (.pdf) format using a standard typeface no smaller than 12-point font, double-spaced.

Do NOT include Headers, Footers, Page Numbers or Endnotes, as the system will add these.

Upload limitations are as follows:

PhD Dissertation Abstract - maximum of 1 page
Previous & Current Research - maximum of 4 pages
Publications - maximum of 2 pages
Research Proposal - maximum of 10 pages

Data Review
The Data Review page outlines all information you have entered and all documents you have uploaded. You may use the page links at the top of each section to navigate through the application.

Data Validation
The Data Validation page provides the validation status of all pages of your application. Before you can submit your application, it must pass a series of validation checks to ensure all required fields have been completed and all necessary documents have been uploaded.

A yellow exclamation mark under Status is alerting you of incorrect or missing information in a particular section but will still allow you to submit your application. A red check with a line drawn through it will not allow you to submit until that particular section is corrected.

After you have reviewed the content of your applications, made any changes, and completed a final data validation, click on the Submit button and proceed through the dialog box to submit your application(s).

Once submitted, you will no longer be able to add, edit, or delete data or files. To review and print a copy of your application after submission, click on the View/Print Data link on the Main page.

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