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Mentoring and highlighting diverse future leaders in the life & biomedical sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?

How do I submit an application?

Can I apply via e-mail, fax or mail?

What application materials will I be required to provide?

What file format is required for documents I upload?

What formatting issues should I be aware of?

Can I start my application and finish it later?

If I previously applied, can I access my prior application materials?

How do I proceed if I forgot my password?

Can I make changes to my application once it has been submitted?

How do I create my 5-minute video recording of a presentation describing current research?

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for application submission is March 15, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EDT).
How do I submit an application?

To begin the application process, you will need to register for an account. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail with a link to activate your account and allow you to begin the application process. After you have activated your account, you may log in by clicking the Apply button at the top right of the welcome page.

You will need to enter the required information for each section of the application. Once all required fields in a particular section are completed, click "Save and Continue." You will not be able to advance to the next section if all required fields are not completed. Once you have finished all data entry, you will be asked to upload your application materials (e.g. Curriculum Vitae). You will have an opportunity to review the information you entered, as well as the documents you uploaded, prior to submitting your application.
Can I apply via e-mail, fax or mail?

The Rockefeller University accepts electronic applications submitted through this site. If you are unable to submit your application through the site please contact our Administrator at:

What application materials will I be required to provide?

All applicants are asked to provide the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
  • 1000 word research summary statement (PDF)
  • a 250-500 word statement describing your biomedical experience as a scientist from an underrepresented background. How have these experiences shaped or informed your future biomedical or life sciences research interests? How have they informed your potential for contributing to academia?
  • a 5-minute video recording presentation of the applicant's current research
  • Contact information for two references
What file format is required for documents I upload?

All documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Please make sure that your PDF documents do not contain any encryption or password protection.
What formatting issues should I be aware of?

Special formatting such as bolding, italics, and underlining will not be accepted in the data entry fields. Also, special symbols including $, % and angle brackets (<,>) will not be accepted. However, both single and double quotation marks may be used.
Can I start my application and finish it later?

Yes. All of the information you entered and uploaded will be saved under your username and password. Before logging off, you must click "Save and Continue" on the page you are currently working on for your information to be saved. You will be able to log-in as often as necessary prior to the application deadline.
If I previously applied, can I access my prior application materials?

Prior application materials are not available to applicants. If you are reapplying, you will need to complete a new application and provide updated materials and contact information for references. We only encourage reapplying if there has been a significant change to your research program or publication record.
How do I proceed if I forgot my password?

On the log-in page there is a link for applicants who forgot their password. Click this link and follow the instructions for resetting your password. You must have already activated your account in order to reset your password.
Can I make changes to my application once it has been submitted?

You cannot make changes to your application once it has been submitted. After you have completed all sections of the application you will have an opportunity to review and edit the information prior to making your submission. If you are not ready to submit your application, the information you provided will be saved under your log-in and password for submission at a later time. If you have any questions, or need to modify your application, please contact us at .
How do I create my 5-minute video recording of a presentation describing current research?

https://ruscholars.rockefeller.edu/apply/faq/video


If there is an urgent matter regarding your application, please contact us at ruexceptionalscholarslist@rockefeller.edu