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An application is completed online and requires uploads and supporting documents, including reference reports and transcripts.

Before starting an application: 
  • Ensure you have the Research Opportunity Number(s) for the laboratory(ies) to which you are applying.
  • Verify that you are eligible for the Research Opportunity(ies) you have chosen. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the application system by reading Navigating the Online Application
  • Read the Guidelines for Preparing the Research Proposal.
  • Read the Applicant FAQ page which includes information to answer many of the common questions related to the application process.
  • Review the criteria panelists use to score an application.

 Please note that the following deadlines for application submission are strictly enforced:

Online Application
Deadline* (5 PM ET)
Support Documents
Deadline*(5 PM ET)
Review Results
Available to Applicants
December 1
February 1 
February 15 
March 18, 2016
March 1
May 1 
May 15 
June 24, 2016
June 1
August 1 
August 15 
September 23, 2016
September 1
November 1 
November 15 
January 11, 2016

*If a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day.