How to Apply
Applicants should begin the admission process by contacting one or more of the Fellowship Program Faculty and/or the Program Principal Investigator, Dr. Gary Payne, to discuss their areas of interest and potential dissertation research topics. Fellows will co-major in two doctoral programs. A representative from each program will serve as a co-chair of the student's PhD advisory committee. However, for the purpose of application to the Graduate School and with the concurrence of a Fellowship Faculty member, a primary doctoral program should be chosen . When the applicant has communicated with at least one member of the Fellowship Program Faculty and a primary doctoral program has been identified, the applicant will then apply for admission to the Graduate School and to that doctoral program. The second program may be identified at that time or after admission to the Graduate School. The Personal Statement on the application will be evaluated to gauge applicants’ intentions to prepare for a career in the Fellowship Program shortage areas listed on the homepage. Ultimately, applicants must obtain approval from both Graduate Programs. General questions about the Program should be directed to Dr. Gary Payne.