2022 Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Application Form

The 2022 Postbaccalaureate Fellowship application period is now closed.

  • Be sure to complete the online application in its entirety. Starred (*) fields must be answered. Failure to answer required fields completely may result in delayed consideration of your application.

    When you have successfully completed the online application, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation with 24 hours, please alert the system administrator by submitting a website inquiry. If you experience any technical issues, please click here for help troubleshooting your problem.

    If you have any questions about the application or the Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program, you may email SRF Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Lilli Fishman.

    SRF Education Application Troubleshooting

    There are a number of issues that could result in submission problems. The following reminders and suggestions should address the most common problems encountered by applicants.

    1. Verify that all required (*) fields have been completed with valid input. The form highlights errors and omissions in red. Carefully review the warning messages explaining the requirement for each field to ensure that ranges have not been exceeded, for instance.
    2. Verify that all file attachments conform to the maximum size and format in the instructions. Note that changing the file name extensions (i.e. *.pdf) will not change the file format and will not satisfy the file format requirement.
    3. If you are unable to submit the form and see no error messages, try clearing your browser cache. Information from a previous unsuccessful attempt to submit the application can sometimes get stored in the cache and interfere with a subsequent submission, despite the error being addressed. You may wish to refer to https://www.refreshyourcache.com/ for additional help.
    4. If clearing your cache doesn’t solve the problem, it’s possible you are experiencing a browser-specific issue. Trying a different browser often helps as switching browsers addresses the caching issue, personal settings, and add-ons that may interfere with the form submission. We recommend trying one of the browsers we tested most extensively: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.
    5. If none of the aforementioned reminders or suggestions resolves your issue, please alert the system administrator by submitting a website inquiry. In your message, be sure to clearly describe the problem(s) you are experiencing and the browsers you have already tried. Attaching a screenshot(s), such as any error messages you have received, can help us resolve your issue more quickly.

    Please note that the application deadline is strictly enforced, and applications submitted late due to technical issues will be accepted only at the discretion of the Director of Academic Affairs.

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  • If so, please specify which year(s) and program(s) you have applied for; otherwise leave blank.
  • Academic Information

    This information is necessary to evaluate your application.

  • If your university or college is not listed in the previous field, enter its name here.
  • Please enter a number from 2.00 to 4.00.This number should reflect your cumulative 4.0 scale GPA. Any international grades need not be included as they will be reflected in the additional transcript.
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    Attention: Please be clear to answer with the first day that you could actually be at the host institution. If necessary, use a conservative estimate based on the last day of finals. You will not be held to this precise answer, but the expectation is that the answer will be accurate within a few days.


    Note that the answer for this question will not disqualify you. Instead, it will help ensure you are given sufficient warning to complete any necessary applications in time for the start of the fellowship.

  • Laboratory Experience

    Please indicate the level of skills/experience you possess as accurately as possible by indicating the number of times you have performed the following laboratory procedures. You may expand upon your experience in your Personal or Scientific Statement.






  • Technical Experience

    Please indicate the level of experience you possess as accurately as possible.

    Beginner: You are familiar with the skill but may require additional training to use it in your project.
    Intermediate: You are proficient and should be able to apply it to the project with a little guidance.
    Advanced: You are capable of using the skill to accomplish specific tasks with little or no guidance.

    You may expand upon your experience in your Personal or Scientific Statement.

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    2021 Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Projects

    Use this section to identify your research interests. You may select up to three labs, but be sure to select ONLY those projects you are prepared to join. Carefully read the Research Project Descriptions to review the research project associated with each PI before making your decision. You will have the opportunity to explain your interest in each project in your Personal Statement.

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  • Demographics (Optional)

    This information would aid future funding of the program. Your individual responses will not be disclosed. The information would only be used to evaluate the program as a whole.










  • Additional Application Documents

    The additional application documents are an opportunity for you to explain your interest in specific research project(s) and highlight your prior research experience. Except where otherwise stated, you may submit files in PDF, DOC or DOCX format. The maximum size for each file is 4 MB.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 4 MB.Please provide a copy of your full transcript in PDF format. An unofficial transcript is sufficient. The transcript should list grades from all of your completed coursework. If you are applying during your final term, you may submit your most recent transcript, but you will be required to demonstrate completion of your degree before formally starting the fellowship. Please note that this document will ONLY be accepted in PDF format.
  • Be sure to submit an accurate record of your entire undergraduate coursework. Use this option to submit additional transcript(s) if you have attended more than one institution during the course of your undergraduate schooling. Please note that these documents will ONLY be accepted in PDF format.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 4 MB, Max. files: 3.

    • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 4 MB.Please limit your CV or resume to a maximum of 2 pages. In particular, highlight any prior laboratory or research experience. A brief 1- or 2-line description of your specific contribution to each research project is particularly helpful. For instance, the statement “created the expression construct that allowed us to determine protein localization” quickly clarifies your role in the project. You can delve into the specifics of your research in the scientific statement.
    • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 4 MB.Please explain your interest in the SRF Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program, SENS Research Foundation in general, and your general research interests. Highlight any relevant skills to your selected projects and/or connection between past research experiences and your selected projects. Limit your personal statement to a maximum of 2 pages. This document should answer the questions of “Why you?” And “Why SRF?
    • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 4 MB.We would like to get a sense of you as a researcher. Please highlight your prior research experience. Note that it is better to clearly explain your role in one or two projects in which you had a significant role rather than simply list procedures which you have performed. Your CV or resume will provide a comprehensive list of all prior research and skills. In particular, explain your contribution to the project both experimentally and intellectually (for instance, what data did you collect and what conclusions did your data produce?). The scientific statement should not exceed a maximum of 2 pages.
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation

    • At least one letter of recommendation must be submitted on your behalf. You may request one or two additional letters (a maximum of three total letters) be submitted on your behalf. Recommendations from your research advisors or internship mentors are most helpful.

      Please download the Letter of Recommendation Directions PDF and give it to each recommender.

      The directions will instruct him/her to email your recommendation to [email protected].

      Letters of recommendation sent by the applicant will not be accepted.

    • Recommender(s)

      Please list the person or people who you have asked to write you a letter of recommendation. This information will help us contact the recommender if we encounter any submission problems.

      Don’t forget that you must send the submission directions to your recommender(s).

      Recommender #1


    • This individual submitted a Letter of Recommendation on my behalf for the 2022 SRF Summer Scholars Program, and I would like to use the same letter for this application.


    • Recommender #2


    • This individual submitted a Letter of Recommendation on my behalf for the 2022 SRF Summer Scholars Program, and I would like to use the same letter for this application.


    • Recommender #3


    • This individual submitted a Letter of Recommendation on my behalf for the 2022 SRF Summer Scholars Program, and I would like to use the same letter for this application.











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