How to Apply

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Application Deadline

Applications for the 2016-2017 Yerby Fellowship Program are now being accepted at The deadline to apply is December 1, 2015.

Application Information

To qualify for consideration, applicants must submit a complete application that includes the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of doctoral transcript(s)*
  • Sample publication
  • A completed Mentor Agreement Form**
  • The following 5 questions will need to be answered as part of your ARIES application. Please note the word limit for each question.
    1. Briefly describe the specific research project(s) you wish to complete during the fellowship (500 words or less).
    2. Provide a brief, specific description of your professional and academic interests, and explain why participation in the program would advance these interests (500 words or less).
    3. Explain the relevance of your ethnicity or background to the program’s goal of increasing the diversity of academic health (150 words or less).
    4. How did you hear about the Yerby Application?
    5. Who have you identified on your Mentor Agreement Form as your mentor?

*Applicants, who have not yet completed their doctoral program by the time of submitting application, can submit a copy of the current transcript.

**Applicants are required to submit a Mentor Agreement Form as part of their ARIES application. Applicants should correspond with the Harvard Chan School faculty mentor with whom they would like to work prior to applying to the Yerby program. If the faculty member is interested in working with the applicant as a Yerby fellow, the applicant will need to collect a completed agreement form from their prospective mentor. Both applicant and potential mentor should be aware that although this form is required of all Yerby program applicants, it does not guarantee a spot in the program. For information on finding a mentor, please visit our page for Frequently Asked Questions.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Yerby Mentor Agreement Form