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Application Requirements

The following materials must be uploaded as .pdf documents in a single online session:

  1. Project title and research statement defining your research topic and how it will make use of international computational resources and expertise.

  2. Unofficial transcripts from graduate institutions

  3. Resume/CV

  4. Contact and demographic information (Enter in online form)

  5. Personal statement addressing your interest in research abroad and how you expect to address challenges that may arise during this internship.

  6. Contact information for 2 references (Letters will be submitted separately.)

One reference letter is required from your research advisor who will co-mentor you this Summer. Additional letters can be from anyone else who can address your capabilities and ability to carry out the proposed research program, the potential impact you will have in your career and your ability to flourish in an unfamiliar environment, be collegial and adaptable. 

For more information about the research statement, visit Research Projects.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Research plan and its use of the international computational resources and/or expertise provided by this IRES site.

  • Availability of the applicant’s U.S. research advisor to provide guidance during the problem formulation (early Spring) and implementation (during the summer) stages

  • Experience and computational background of the applicant (unofficial transcript, CV)

  • Letters of reference 

  • Ability to thrive and benefit from the research environment

NOTE: Research plans that do not meet with US export control standards, as verified by the MSU Export Control Office, will not be funded.


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