How do I apply?
Applications are accepted online from November 5, 2013 to February 1, 2014, 17:00 EST.
Can I print the application form and mail it?
If you are unable to use the online application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
How do I register online?
Go to the Fellowship
Application Login page. Select "Update Account," then "Register." On the
Registration page, enter your full e-mail address and a password of your choice.
Repeat the password for verification and select "Register Now."
When is the deadline?
The deadline is February 1, 2014, 17:00 EST. It is the applicant's responsibility
to ensure that all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received
by the deadline. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after
February 1, 2014 will not be considered.
Do I need to have finished my Ph.D. to apply?
You may apply in the final year of your doctoral program, but you must satisfy all the requirements of
the Ph.D. before you begin your fellowship, including successfully defending your thesis. If you will
have finished your degree within three years of the effective start date of the fellowship, you will need to provide
verification of completing your Ph.D.
If I am also applying for other fellowships at the CfA, do I need to
have separate letters of recommendation sent for each fellowship, or will
they be shared?
Letters of recommendation received for the Harvard-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship will
not be shared with other fellowships at the CfA and vice-versa.
What format is required for uploading files?
Files should be in pdf format. If this is not possible, plain
text is also acceptable.
Can I edit my application online?
Yes, you can access the application as many times as you want until the deadline.
You can enter more information or edit existing information each time. You can
upload new files to replace existing ones until the deadline.
If my password does not work, what should I do?
On the "Fellowship Application: Login" page select "Reset Password," and a new
password will be e-mailed to you if you have already successfully registered.
How will I know if all my application materials have been received?
After logging in to the application, select "View Application Status" to check
what remains incomplete in your application. In addition, when viewing your
application online, you can check previously uploaded files by clicking on the
numbered button provided.
What should I do if I notice an error in my application after I submit
Until the deadline, you can access the application to make corrections, including
uploading new versions of the pdf files.
What if I decide to withdraw my application?
If you want to withdraw your application, send an email to email@example.com
stating your full name and which fellowship application you wish to withdraw.
What if I have other questions?
Please e-mail all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.