The application will be open until March 15.
To apply to the program, each student should fill out an online form to provide personal information (e.g., Name, DOB, Gender, University, GPA,….) and identify three potential UofM research lab to be during the research interships. Also, as a part of the application form, the student should upload his/her CV and personal statement.
The CV, up to 2 pages maximum, should contain all the student’s information such as education, academic projects, publications, etc. Include all achievements and skills. Based on the Career Servies at the University of Pennsylvania (add link to external website https://careerservices.upenn.edu/application-materials-for-the-faculty-job-search/cvs-for-faculty-job-applications/), the following elements can be listed in a different order in your CV.
- Contact information - Your name, address, telephone and email should always come first as part of the “header” of a CV. List only phone numbers which you’re sure will be answered professionally. Make sure the voicemail message is appropriately professional. List only one email address. If you have a website, you may also list the URL in your contact information/header.
- Education - In reverse chronological order, list all your degrees from your present or most recent program back to your college experience. List the name of the institution, and date degrees were awarded or expected to be awarded. You may include details in this section such as special areas of academic concentration, title of dissertation or thesis, and name of advisor. You may also list additional research projects and names of members of your dissertation committee.
- Honors and Awards - These categories can be combined with “Education” or given separate sections, depending upon how significant or numerous they are. If you have received several prestigious and highly competitive awards, for example, you might want to highlight them with a separate section.
- Publications/Presentations - List publications and presentations in reverse chronological order. If you have a long list, have separate sections for publications and for presentations, and then subdivide by topics (peer reviewed papers, reviews or posters, invited talks). You can list a few articles that are in preparation and will realistically be published. It is ok if you do not have any publication. This is not expected.
- Experience - In this section, more than any other, you will emphasize material in proportion to its probable interest for this fellowship.
- Research Techniques/Computer Skills or Other Specialized Skills - This section is usually in the form of a simple, specific list. If you are listing laboratory research skills, include only the more specialized and difficult ones you have mastered. List the most relevant skills first.
- Grants - Use this category only if you have received significant funding. Dissertation and fellowship support are usually listed in “Honors and Awards.” List the funding agency and the projects that were funded. The work supported by the grant can be discussed in detail under “Experience.”
- Scholarly Memberships/Leadership - List memberships in societies in your discipline. If you have been very active in university committee work or your scholarly community, you might include that information here, or create a separate section. Moderating a panel would be a good example of something that might fit under this heading.
- Additional Activities - Volunteer work with charity organizations, student groups, alumni associations, or civic or political groups can be of interest, but if you have too lengthy a section it might signal that you are not serious enough about your scholarship. Occasionally you may be concerned about reaction to disclosing political or religious activities/affiliations. In such cases, you can use more general phrases, such as “the Pennsylvania Senatorial primary,” rather than identifying a campaign by the candidate’s name.
The one-page personal statement is the only place in your application where you can add your voice and bring together all the pieces of your application. Keep it brief- no more than one page. Some questions that you may want to ask yourself as you write your personal statement include:
- What experiences make you a strong candidate for this program?
- What parts of your application suggest that you will have a successful career?
- How can you draw the reader’s focus on your unique achievements?
- What relevant information is not included elsewhere on the application (e.g., low GPA score or a failed exam)?
Please take a look at the below documents (put attached PDFs there)
- How to Write a Personal Statement
- Personal Statement Tips
- The Killer Scholarship Personal Statement Guide
Finally, the student needs to uplade her/his English-Language certificate documenting at least an intermediate level– Accepted certificates are: Cambridge FCE (B2), CAE (C1) or CPE (2); Trinity ISE or GESE; Aptis General, TOEFL; Intermediate or Advanced Level from an Official School of Languages; or a university-based English certificate from your university’s School of Languages.
All applications will be revised after the deadline by a committee of UofM professors and staff from U.S Embassy-Spain.