Application Instructions



Application Instructions

Please Read Carefully

Information on how to access the application and upload required documents will be available at this site in early February 2020.

In preparation for completing the application package, applicants are encouraged to develop their research proposal, secure a research advisor, and obtain official copies of transcripts.

To be considered for the award, applications must be submitted electronically with one hard copy submission required by the due dates noted.  This application consists of six principal parts:

(1) Applicant Information

(2) Applicant Qualifications

( 3) Research Project Proposal

(4) References (Note:  The faculty research advisor is not allowed to be listed as one of the two references)

(5) Research Advisor Contact Information

(6) Cover Page with certification by applicant and the university’s Sponsored Programs Office

The completed electronic application, which includes a PDF document of several submission requirements, must be submitted by May 15, 2020.

One hard copy of the complete application package with original signed Cover Page must be provided to the address below by May 22, 2020 to the attention of Mary Sandy at 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200, Hampton, VA 23666.

It is recommended that students use a certified delivery service for their hard copy submission. Deadlines are firm; extensions will not be granted.

Note: Following submission, reference and faculty advisor commitment forms are automatically generated by the application system and sent to the selected individuals.  They must be returned by May 29, 2020 to complete the application.