General Lab Information

Application Guidelines

The instructions below will guide you through the application submission process.


How to Submit An Application

The application for ACCESS XVI will request the following information from the applicant:

  1. Personal and contact information (including an email and phone number that will be valid through May 2021)
  2. Contact information for the person writing the applicant's Letter of Recommendation
  3. Information on the applicant's thesis and (if applicable) postdoctoral research
  4. Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  5. Abstract (500-word limit) of the applicant's thesis or postdoctoral research
  6. Description (500-word limit) of the applicant's long-range career goals

If you are planning on stopping at any time and coming back later to complete your application, please use the same computer you started the survey with and do not clear your browser cookies until you have completed this application. You will have to start over and wil not be able to access your saved application if you use a different computer our have cleared your browser cookies.

A PDF version of the application can be downloaded for reference. However, the application must be submitted online by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below.

The CV should include publications, presentations, experiences, honors, awards, and activities that justify consideration of the applicant as a participant in, and contributor to, ACCESS XVI.

To be eligible to participate in ACCESS XVI, the applicant must have received a doctorate from an accredited university after September 1, 2018, or have his/her primary thesis advisor provide certification (in his/her Letter of Recommendation) that in all probability the applicant will have received her/his Ph.D. by August 31, 2021. The applicant's thesis or postdoctoral research must be in the field of atmospheric chemistry. There are no nationality requirements regarding participation.

After the application is completed, the applicant will receive an email confirmation with instructions and a link for the applicant to send to the person writing the Letter of Recommendation (only one Letter of Recommendation is allowed). The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by March 31, 2021 on official letterhead. It is recommended that the applicant plan accordingly and remind the person writing the letter of this date.

For current graduate students, this letter must be written by the student’s primary thesis advisor, and this person should certify in his/her recommendation letter that in all probability the applicant will have received a Ph.D. by August 31, 2021. For an applicant who has already been awarded a Ph.D., the letter should be written by his/her current supervisor, unless the applicant has only recently moved to his/her current position (in which case the letter can be from the applicant's primary thesis advisor).

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that he/she has permission to attend ACCESS XVI and the Gordon Research Conference in Atmospheric Chemistry if selected to participate in ACCESS.

All applications must be submitted online by March 31, 2021. All applicants will receive notification of acceptance in early May 2021.

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Important Dates

January 29, 2021 Application submission opens
March 31, 2021 Deadline to submit an application
May 17, 2021 Notification of acceptance (by e-mail)