Application Guidelines

Application OPEN: Online Application

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

Decisions Out: Before June 30, 2016

Cohort 4 start:  September 9, 2016

Email best@emory.edu with any questions.

Eligibility

PhD Student Applicants

To be considered for the program, PhD student applicants must:

  • Be full-time students in a doctoral program, in good standing
  • Be in their third year or beyond of graduate study
  • Have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy by the start of the program. We are aware some programs have different timelines and definitions. Email best@emory.edu with any questions about eligibility.

Postdoctoral Applicants

To be considered for the program, postdoctoral applicants must:

  • have completed at least six months in their mentor's lab.

Application Guidelines

Application Submission

Applicants can fill out an application online.

  • Once you fill out the form, hit the submit button at the bottom of the page.

Letter of Support

All applicants will need to submit a letter of support from their primary mentor/adviser.

  • Mentors should 
    • State their support for the applicant’s participation in this program
    • Discuss the applicant's academic and research progress
  • Submission: Emailed by mentor or applicant to best@emory.edu

Evaluation Criteria

As you put together application materials, please consider how the selection committee will evaluate the applications:

  • current GPA (for predoctoral trainees only)
  • undergraduate GPA (for predoctoral trainees only)
  • strength of application essays
  • evidence of prior activities providing exposure to careers outside  academia
  • level of support evident in mentor’s letter

Review

Nominations will be reviewed by a faculty committee convened by the BEST Executive Committee.