Location

Graduate Studies

College of Graduate Studies
Office: Morrill Hall Room 104
Mailing: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3017
Phone: (208) 885-6243
Fax: (208) 885-6198
uigrad@uidaho.edu

Application Procedure

There are two ways for departments to apply for The President's Doctoral Scholars in STEM Award. (Value of $50,000 per year)

1. If their prospective student has applied to the department and the department is nominating this specific student, please follow the first set of application procedures.

2. If a faculty member is actively recruiting qualified doctoral students who meet the desired requirements of their program and the eligibility requirements of this award, but have not yet identified a specific doctoral applicant, please follow the second set of application procedures.



1) The application (if prospective student is known) consists of:
     
A cover email (with PDF file attached*)
Indicating the name, email and phone number of (1) the applicant, (2) the department chair, and (3) the applicant’s advisor. The subject line should read "The President’s Doctoral Scholars in STEM Award".

The PDF file must include the following items, in order:
  a) A letter from the department chair nominating and recommending the student for the award. Particular emphasis should be placed on evidence of the student's high potential for achievement in scholarly or creative activity and on the student’s potential for future success appropriate to the discipline. One of the eligible science and engineering thematic areas must be identified. The letter should describe the amount and source of additional compensation or other support, if any, the student is receiving. 

b) A statement of the department’s standards of rigor as well as the department’s recruitment/retention successes and goals that the selection committee can refer to in its deliberations.

c) A description of the current diversity within the department, by the department/program chair and a description of how the choice of this student will contribute to the department’s plan to promote diversity. 

d) Student’s academic record:
  • A copy of the entire application submitted to the College of Graduate Studies

    


     
2) If the prospective student has not been identified, the application consists of:
A cover email (with PDF file attached*)
The subject line should read “The President’s Doctoral Scholars in STEM Award”.
   
The PDF file must include a letter from the nominating faculty member and department chair addressing the following:
a) Department’s eligibility:
One of the eligible science and engineering thematic areas must be identified. A description of the research area and program to which a student will be recruited is required, including number of other students, postdoctoral fellows or other personnel involved in the program. The letter must also address the nominator’s commitment to adhere to the requirements of the Doctoral Scholars program. In additon, the letter must  address the department’s commitment to adhere to the requirements of the Doctoral Scholars program.
 
b) Resources available:
The letter should describe the amount and source of departmental or grant support expected to be available to a potential President’s Doctoral Scholar. 
  
c) Approach to recruiting:
The letter should include the nominator’s recruitment/retention successes and goals for recruitment of underrepresented students. A detailed overview of the programs’s approach to recruiting a qualified doctoral scholar should also be included. *Nominators may also request up to $5,000 in addition to stipend supplement for travel expenses for student campus visitation.

*Each application must be submitted electronically by the nominating faculty member as a single Acrobat PDF file to stepht@uidaho.edu. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until further notice.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Thomas, College of Graduate Studies at
885-4723 or stepht@uidaho.edu.