How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • All Applications to the VFP program must be completed through the online application system.
  • The Faculty Application requirements include:

    1. Completion of all required fields in the applications, including:

    • Contact and Academic Information
    • Citizenship status
    • Research Proposal
    • Essays
    • Student Participation - Optional

    2. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV), submitted online

    3. Two letters of Recommendation, submitted online

    4. A research project proposal that is co-developed with the research staff located at the host DOE laboratory, submitted online

  • The Student Application requirements include:

    1. Completion of all required fields in the applications, including:

    • Contact and Education Information
    • Citizenship status
    • Essays

    2. College/University transcripts, submitted online

    3. Two letters of Recommendation, submitted online

  • Student applicants will receive access to the VFP online student application system upon being invited by the applying faculty member. Students cannot apply to the VFP through the SULI application system.
  • The online application system will guide applicants through the application requirements.
  • Only complete applications by eligible applicants will be considered for evaluation and placement.
  • Materials uploaded into the application system will provide the sole basis for evaluation.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • Applicants (faculty and students) must submit two letters of recommendation with their application to be considered.
    • Once the applicant identifies recommenders and their contact information in the online system an automatic email will be sent to the recommender with the information about how to submit a recommendation letter online.
    • The applicant should request a minimum of two, but up to three, Letters of Recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant’s education, training, experience, aptitude, or promise relevant to the VFP Program.The first two letters that are completed in the system will be the ones included with your application for review.
    • All letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online application system. WDTS will not accept mailed or emailed recommendation letters.
    • Applicants are encouraged to make the requests for recommendation letters as soon as possible. Requests for letters of recommendation can be made through the online system before the applicant submits their completed application through the “Final Submit” action.
    • It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform their recommenders that they must submit their recommendation letter using the online system before the application deadline. Additionally, it is suggested that the applicant discuss this request in advance with potential recommenders, and allow adequate time for the recommender to act on this request.
  • Student Transcripts:
    • Student applicants (undergraduate and graduate students) must submit unofficial copies of their most recent transcripts available at the time of application.
    • All transcripts should be uploaded in the form of pdf files. Do not mail or email transcripts to DOE - they will not be considered. Unofficial transcripts provided by academic institutions are acceptable.
Last modified: 3/18/2014 1:54:14 PM