Application and supporting material are to be submitted on Zintellect, an online application system. All application components are to be received in the system in order to be considered.

Completed applications are to be submitted by Tuesday, January 11, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Recommendation Forms are to be submitted by Tuesday, January 11, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Application Requirements

Profile | Application | Resume/CV | Transcripts | Letter of Support


You must complete a profile in Zintellect. The profile consists of questions that are common across all opportunities.

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The application includes questions specific to the program, proposed hosting facility, and proposed research plan. You must identify a hosting facility and potential mentor currently conducting or directing research in an area related to FES. See the list of facilities that have hosted FES Fellows in the past. You may propose another hosting facility other than the facilities included in the list including facilities supported by private industry.

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Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The résumé or CV should include academic history, employment history, relevant experiences and publications list.

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Transcripts may be unofficial transcripts issued to the students. If you are a student at the time of application, transcripts must include courses in progress. If you have completed your doctoral degree, transcripts must include degree and date degree was awarded. Documents must have any Social Security number (partial or complete), date of birth (partial or complete), and student identification numbers redacted, from all pages. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that documents do not contain any of the above mentioned or other personally identifiable information (PII) that, if lost or compromised, could cause serious harm (including identity theft) to the applicant.

Selected candidate must provide proof of completion of their doctoral degree before the appointment can start.

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Letter of Support

You must submit at least one letter of support from a proposed mentor with whom you have had contact concerning the proposed research plan to be performed. The proposed mentor(s) must provide a letter since they are agreeing to a significant amount of work. The mentor(s) letter should provide the following information:

For applicants that want to be considered for the International Collaboration Supplement, a similar letter is also required from the second project mentor located outside the United States.

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Recommendation Forms

Two recommendation forms (with comments) are required. Each recommender will need to complete a recommendation form (requested within the application) and provide comments about you on the recommendation form. We encourage you to contact the two recommenders and ask them to complete the recommendation form they will receive from Zintellect AND make comments on the form. Recommendations must be from professional or scientific individuals familiar with your qualifications and potential for success. One of the recommendations must be from your Ph.D. thesis or dissertation advisor.

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