Putting Together a Successful Application

A strong application is essential to be selected for a research opportunity. Make sure you allow sufficient time to create a competitive application. Rather than designating eight hours to do it right before the deadline, start with an hour on a very rough draft two to three weeks before, get feedback, and polish it before the deadline. Request your recommendations early. Faculty members and others want to help you with your application. Make it easier on both of you by making your requests early in the process.

Resumes, Cover Letters, Personal Statements, and Recommendations