Finding a Mentor
The e-mail sent by the application system to faculty mentors will ask them to address the following in a letter of support:
- applicant's planned research;
- extent to which the applicant will participate in departmental and campus academic activity (e.g., seminar programs);
- extent of applicant's anticipated participation at national/international research meetings;
- facilities and resources available to the fellow; and
- mentor's involvement in mentoring for other programs designed to increase access and opportunity in higher education.
You are required to submit the following materials:
- Thesis abstract - one page;
- Research Proposal - 700-1,000 words (not including references and citations);
- Education and Background Statement - 500-700 words describing your personal background and contributions to diversity and equal opportunity through your academic career;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Writing sample - sample publication or unpublished paper, please limit to 35 pages (not including references and citations).
You are also required to find a mentor who will be willing to provide you with a letter of support, and who will be willing to request a letter of support from their department chair.