Congratulations to the 2021 Dean’s Scholars!


Please return in the summer of 2021 for the announcement of the 2022 competition.

Anticipated Timeline

We will continually monitor the COVID-19 situation and update deadlines as needed. If you are unable to meet the application deadline due to issues related to COVID-19, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Finalist Interviews with DPS
Scholars Notified
Earliest Start Date

January 13, 2021 (8am- 12pm)
January 2021
July 1, 2021

Components of an application

  1. Face Page
  2. Biosketch using the NIH format
  3. Mentor’s Biosketch using the NIH format
  4. Research proposal and career development plan, limited to 5 pages (including figures but not references).
  5. Confidential letter of support from the primary mentor
  6. Confidential letter of support from the candidate’s Department Chair or Division Chief