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Applications for SUNFEST 2023 are now open! Please click here to apply.

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The SUNFEST application consists of the following:

  • Personal data, educational background, research interests (see sample projects)
  • Names and emails of two references (recommendation letters need to be submitted via Interfolio; for more information, see below)
  • 500-word research statement explaining your interest in the program and career goals
  • Your resume
  • Your transcript (an unofficial transcript can be submitted; however, when accepted you will need to send us an official transcript before the start of the program). If you don’t have a PDF file of your transcript, you can mail it directly to the address below.
  • NOTE: These three files need to be uploaded as PDF files at the time of your application. (1) your resume; (2) one-page research statement and career goals; (3) your transcript.

Recommendation Letters

Letters of recommendation will be submitted through Interfolio. Ask the recommender to use one of these form letters: Sunfest-Recommendation (MS Word) | Sunfest-Recommendation (PDF).

Requirements for Admission

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Successful applicants will be notified during the first week of April.

2023 Program Dates:

May 30th – August 4th

Application Deadline:

February 15, 2023