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2015 November Review

Application period opens
September 1

Submission deadline is 
November 1

(5:00 PM ET)

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

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



A complete application package includes an online application, including uploads, and supporting documents,
including transcripts and reference reports.
Please refer to the FAQ page to find answers to many of the common questions
about the application process.


Online Application Open Application Deadline Support Documents Deadline Review Notification Date
December 1 February 1 February 15 March 17, 2015
March 1 May 1 May 15 June 26, 2015
June 1 August 1 August 15 September 28, 2015
September 1 November 1 November 15 January 11, 2016

 Before applying, prospective applicants must identify a host federal laboratory where they plan to conduct their research AND have a Research Opportunity (RO) number or numbers for the laboratory to which they are applying. (Need these? Go to Getting Started)

 Learn How to Navigate the Online Application
    Learn how to navigate the online application step by step before 
    beginning your own application. Note that several uploads are
    required to complete the online application.

 Review Required Supporting Documents and Forms
    Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents:
    Reference Reports, Transcripts, and Immigration Forms for foreign nationals.

Applying for the Methane Hydrates Fellowship Program? Go to the Special Programs page to learn how to apply.

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After you register on the online application system, you may return as often as you like.

 Review Criteria
     Read about the criteria that are used to score each application. 


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