How to Apply for the Short-Term Program

Please click here to begin a 2018 program application.

Please submit your application by the deadline of Wednesday, February 28, 11:59pm CT, even if your references are pending.  We are now extending the deadline for referees to complete their portion by Monday, March 5, Noon EST.

 Application Tools:

Please review the resources below thoroughly before starting an application.

Required Items for the 2018 Application:  

  • Online Application
  • 3 References (submitted through online system)*: One reference from your immediate supervisor and two other professional references. 
    *School servers sometimes block automated emails sent through the online system. If your references have not received the email with the login details, please have them contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly to request their login information.
  • Leave Authorization Form (if applicable, submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): If you are applying for a project that takes place during the U.S. school year, you must have the school official who has responsibility for granting leave complete the Leave Authorization form. 
  • Transcripts for Degrees Earned (uploaded to File Upload section of online application): These can be an unofficial transcripts but the school seal must be visible and must include your name, all grades, the degree you received as well as the date the degree was awarded. Note: Protected or security enabled PDFs cannot be uploaded to the online system. Please remove the security settings from the PDF or print the PDF and re-scan it in order to upload it to the online system.
  • Resume/CV (uploaded to File Upload section of online application)