How to Apply

Letters of Recommendation

  • Request letters of reference from three people who are most familiar with your scholarship and potential for research. We will read more than three letters if you send them, but don't get carried away.

  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically, through the online application.

  • Paper letters may be sent to the Neuroscience Program. Please download the Recommendation form, either from the Graduate College Web page or from inside the online application. The letter request form is preferred but not required; if it is not used, referees should still provide all information that is requested on the form. Letters should be sent by the referee to the Neuroscience Program, 1624 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801. If letters are sent by the applicant, they must be in a sealed envelope with the referee's signature on the flap.

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