Apply to Career MODE


Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your application. Only completed applications with recommendation letters received by the deadline will receive full consideration. 

Before You Apply to Career MODE

  1. Confirm your eligibility to participate in the program. Applications received with ineligible criteria will not be reviewed.
  2. Discuss the program with your immediate supervisor/PI, and department chair if applicable. This program is for currently active, full time postdocs and faculty. It is important your PI and Chair are supportive of your involvement. The program is primarily remote/hybrid and will supplement your work with mentoring, bootcamps, and networking sessions over 11 months.

How to Submit an Application 

Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your application. Fill out all required fields of the application. The application will also require the following to be uploaded to the portal.  (Note that the application is only accessible when application period is open.) You can save your application and complete at a later time, but please note that late submissions of either applications or letters of support will not be accepted. All questions should be directed to Fernando Luque.

  1. Cover Letter - (1 Page maximum)
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) - Guide for writing a CV. (Note: We kindly ask for a resume and not a biosketch).
  3. Two letters of recommendation. (At least one letter from a current supervisor).
  4. Career and research statement (No more than 3 pages)
    • Introduction: Describe your research and how Career MODE can impact your work  (1-2 paragraphs).
    • PhD research/ Background: Provide a summary outlining your background and the research you've done (2-3 paragraphs )
    • Current Research and Role: i)Summarize your current topic of research ; ii)your role and what you aim to complete in this position (2-3 paragraphs)
    • Future Directions:  i) What you hope to achieve over the next 3-5 years and beyond; ii) What you plan to pursue upon completion of the program(1- 2  pages)
    • (Link to NIH and Harvard guide to writing a research statement).

Next Steps

Once your application has been submitted, the two contacts you provided for recommendation letters will be emailed automatically. Recommenders will submit their letters directly to the Career MODE portal, and both you and your recommenders will receive confirmation emails once letters have been submitted and received. Please be sure to follow-up with recommenders to make sure they submit their letters by the deadline. 

  • When all application materials have been submitted, the selection committee will conduct an initial review.
  • Applicants moving to the next round will be asked to submit a brief video introduction. This video will be shared with members of the admissions committee, who will make their final selections. 
  • The selection committee will notify applicants of final decisions. The selection announcement may take 8-12 weeks after the application deadline. 

Note: Applications are closed for our 2024 cohort. Please sign up for updates of our next application cycle opening in Fall 2024.  

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