BSP Research Fellows Program (RFP) 2018 App
Academic Year 2018-2019 Application
Applications must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Late/paper applications will NOT be accepted.
You can "save and resume" this application. However, YOU MUST SAVE THE LINK PROVIDED TO YOU in order to access your application again.
We are UNABLE to retrieve missing links. If you lose your link, you must start over.
Student Identification Number (SID)
Contact Phone Number
Please select all that apply to you
Decline to State
If you decline to state, please type decline to state
What is the highest level of education attained by your parent/guardian #1?
Master's /Other Professional Degree (MSN, MA, MS, etc.)
What is the highest level of education attained by your parent/guardian #2?
Master's/Other Professional Degree (MSN,MA,MS,etc.)
Do you receive, or will you require, disability accommodations?
Decline to state
Your current status
Which college do you currently belong to?
Letters & Science
College of Natural Resources
Have you declared a major?
If you are a DECLARED DOUBLE MAJOR, please list both majors
Anticipated Semester and Year of Graduation:
UC Cumulative GPA:
(Transfer or High School GPA if applicable)
Are you a transfer student?
If you are a transfer student, please list the name of the institution you transferred from
Please type N/A above if you are NOT a transfer student
Please indicate any campus employment you will have during the Fall 2018, Spring 2018, and Summer 2019:
RESEARCH HISTORY AND INTEREST
What graduate or professional school programs are you interested in applying to after Berkeley (check any that you might be interested in)
What topics would you like the RFP workshops/seminars to address?
How do you describe your level of undergraduate research experience?
Select the option that best describes your current situation:
I am currently established in a lab, and will be continuing my research in the same lab.
I will be securing my own lab, but have not done so yet.
I have secured a research position. I have no prior history working in this lab or on the project.
Have you previously been awarded BFP or participated in CNR-BSP?
What is the name of the Principal Investigator that you CURRENTLY work with, or WILL BE working with (confirmed) during the RFP 2018-2019 program dates?
WRITE N/A if you have not yet secured a lab.
The email of the Principal Investigator:
Write N/A if you have not yet secured a lab.
The principal investigator's lab is located at (name of institution):
UCSF, UCB, CHORI, etc.
Write N/A if you have not yet secured a lab.
Title of your current research project:
Write N/A if you have not yet secured a lab, or do not know this information.
List all current and prior research experience. For EACH, include the following:
-Date of participation
-Name of PI
-Name of the institution
-A brief (5 sentences max) description of your project/your role in a project.
-Indicate Paid or Volunteer
Type your statements in Microsoft Word (or a word processor of your choice), copy and paste the text into the box provided so that you have a copy of your submitted work. (500 word max)
Please describe your current (or anticipated) research, and answer the following questions:
(1) Why is this topic important to investigate?; (2) What are the implications of making advances in this area of research? (3) What is/will be your specific role, and how has/will your project results contribute to the research question?; (4) Why are you drawn to investigate this topic?
If you have not yet confirmed a research project position, base your answer on the research lab you are working to secure.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Type your statements in Microsoft Word (or a word processor of your choice), copy and paste the text into the boxes provided so that you have a copy of your submitted work. (500 word max)
Please answer the following questions:
(1) Up to this point, how have your research experiences impacted your personal and/or professional development? (2) Why is it important for you to continue conducting research over the next academic year? (3) Why RFP? What do you hope to gain from your participation in RFP? (4) How will you give back to the BSP community?
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED
Type your statement in Microsoft Word (or a word processor of your choice), copy and paste the text into the box provided so that you have a copy of your submitted work. (200-400 words)
Please describe any financial need you have that limits your ability to conduct unfunded research (400 word limit).
DOCUMENTS TO UPLOAD
ALL MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT.
Here is a site that details how to convert various document types to PDFs: https://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Microsoft-Word-Document-to-PDF-Format
(1 page maximum)
Letter or Recommendation
IMPORTANT: Applications will not be considered complete without a letter of recommendation, either uploaded here OR emailed directly from your recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the "Letters of Recommendation" section on the RFP website to ensure accuracy of letter requirements.
(1-2 pages maximum) Please visit the "Letters of Recommendation" section on the RFP website to ensure accuracy of letter requirements.
If you do not yet have an unofficial Berkeley transcript, you can upload your high school or transfer institution transcript(s).
UC Berkeley financial aid offer
By electronically signing my name below I indicate that all the information is complete, factually correct and honestly presented. I understand that if this representation is not correct, the Research Fellows Program reserves the right to withdraw my application from consideration. I also authorize the Biology Scholars Program staff to access my student records.
If I am selected as a Research Fellow, I authorize BSP staff to monitor my academic performance. I also agree to comply with all of the requirements of the program and understand that continued participation is dependent upon satisfactory program participation.
After my participation in the Research Fellows Program, I agree to maintain contact with BSP staff to enable them to track my career development in order to evaluate the outcomes of the program. Furthermore, I agree to allow the Biology Scholars Program to share this information with the Hellman Foundation and any other funders.
I certify that information contained in this application is true and complete.
If you have program questions or need more information, please contact:
Missy Soto, Ph.D. – email@example.com, 2075 VLSB, 510-642-6227
For help with the electronic application form please email: