Apply for a Whitman Center Fellowship

To apply for a Whitman Center Fellowship, please fill out the following form.

Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm EST, December 15, 2019.  Notification of decisions will be made by February 15, 2020.  If you have any questions about the application, the awards, or the awards process, see Whitman Center Fellowship FAQ, email the Division of Research research@mbl.edu, or call 508-289-7173.

If you are applying for a Whitman Center Fellowship, please do not complete a Whitman Center registration form at this time. All applicants, whether they receive a Fellowship or not, will be sent a link to register after the Fellowships have been announced even though the deadline will have passed.
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Awards require a four- to ten-week residency at the MBL.

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a. Lay language description of research project to be conducted at the MBL including the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the project, its anticipated outcomes, and its overall significance and impact on biology including any translational opportunities. This page may be shared with donors if your application is accepted for a named award.

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  • a. Description of proposed research to be conducted at the MBL during the project period and a technical description sufficient to evaluate the project. If you are applying for a second or third Whitman Fellowship you should address how the proposed research builds on previous awards, if appropriate. (5-6 page maximum, including references in any standard reference style)
  • b. Statement of why coming to the MBL is important to your proposal including the feasibility of doing the research at MBL (1/2 page suggested).
  • c. Describe your experience or involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic or education communities that have traditionally been underrepresent in science, and how you plan to bring that experience to the MBL (1/2 page suggested
  • d. Path to long-term funding of the project, if appropriate. (1/2 page suggested.)
  • e. Statement of potential impact on your career (1/2 page suggested).
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Please note: because Whitman Fellows receive monetary support from the MBL, recipients must have a valid visa and cannot enter through the visa waiver program.
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15. Personal Information: Your decision to provide the following information is optional. It is being collected to improve the quality of our awards program and the effectiveness of our advertising. It will not be used in any way to evaluate your qualifications for an award or shown to any members of the award committee. Once awards have been made, it may be used to determine your eligibility for award funds restricted to specific age, gender, or underrepresented groups.

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