Application and supporting materials must be submitted through the DOE SCGF online system by Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Applicants should create an account on the DOE SCGF online application system well before the application deadline and become familiar with the application information requested. A sample of the application is provided to assist applicants in determining eligibility and interest in applying to this program. Note that all applications must be submitted through the online system in order to be considered.
The online application system allows applicants to track both the status of the application and receipt of supporting materials. An application that is not submitted by the deadline will not be considered further.
The information provided in the applicant’s responses to the application questions and the three essays will be reviewed and evaluated against established merit review criteria. It is recommended that the applicant review the Merit Review Criteria section prior to completing the application questions and essays. To be competitive, the applicant must provide the specific details requested.
Elements of the Application
In addition to meeting the Eligibility requirements, applicants must provide the following:
- A completed online application with all relevant fields answered, including three essays.
- An academic transcript for every institution listed by the applicant on the online application. See the Transcripts section for detailed information about acceptable transcripts and instructions on preparing and uploading transcripts into the online system.
- General Record Examination (GRE) scores for the General Test and a Subject Test. GRE scores are not required, but are strongly encouraged.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals that can speak to the applicant’s abilities and potential.