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By Lance Cooper
November 15, 2011
We're pleased to announce the 2011 Illinois Physics DOE fellowship pre-competition for those students interested in or considering submitting DOE fellowship applications by the January 3, 2012 deadline.
Overview: To participate in the DOE fellowship pre-competition, you must be eligible for the DOE Fellowship program (see Grad Student Blog posting for details: http://physics.illinois.edu/grad/post-details.asp?1438) and you must submit complete pre-competition applications for the DOE fellowship program to Lance Cooper (via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) by the deadline, Dec. 12, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Application Requirements: A complete "pre-competition application" includes the following components of the DOE fellowship application: (i) Personal Statement (Essay 1); (ii) Proposed Plan of Research (Essay 2); and (iii) Relevance of Plan to DOE (Essay 3). The reviewers will evaluate the pre-competition application and will select several applications for awards. The reviewers will also provide detailed feedback to ALL applicants so that they can improve their DOE applications prior to the January 3, 2012 deadline.
Awards and Feedback: Up to three cash awards ~$200 each will be made for the top graduate student applications and up to two cash awards ~$200 each will be made for the top undergraduate student applications. All submitted applications will be given detailed evaluations by the reviewers to help improve the DOE fellowship submissions of all applicants.
Monday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m.: DOE Fellowship pre-competition applications are due
Friday, Dec. 23: Competition awards announced and feedback on applications provided to students
Tuesday, Jan. 3: Deadline for submitting full fellowship applications to DOE
Reviewers: Fellowship applications will be reviewed, and feedback will be provided, by Lance Cooper, Celia Elliott, and Kevin Pitts
If you have any questions about this DOE fellowship pre-competition, please address them to Lance Cooper (email@example.com), Celia Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kevin Pitts (email@example.com).
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