Application Information

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 13, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time

There is no application form or program information beyond what is on this website. To apply, send:

  (i) a curriculum vitae (please list the statistical software, programming languages, and operating systems you have used), 

  (ii) a statement (maximum three pages, single spaced, 11 point font) describing both:

  1. any current research, and

  2. your interest in social-science genomics, especially as it relates to RSF research priorities (e.g., behavioral economics, social inequality, future of work, immigration) and,

  (iii) one writing sample of no more than 35 pages.


For Ph.D. student and postdoctoral researcher applicants, please also provide:

  (iv) an (unofficial) course/grade transcript for doctoral studies,

  (v) two letters of recommendation from faculty advisors and,

  (vi) a one-page (bullet point) list of mathematics and statistics courses you have taken while in graduate school/during your   postdoctoral training, together with a brief statement (maximum one paragraph) outlining your quantitative background and skills.


Letters of recommendation should be as informative as possible about your standing in the program (i.e., approximate rank in your doctoral class), general ability, research potential, and (if applicable) special interest in social-science genomics.


All applications must include an e-mail address and phone number. Send your curriculum vitae, statement, course/grade transcript, writing sample, and list of courses (all collapsed into a single pdf file) to Ask your recommenders to send their letters to the same email address, with the following subject line: "RSF recommendation letter for APPLICANT NAME." 


Given demand last year, we anticipate a very large pool of highly-qualified applicants – applications and letters must be received by the deadline in order to make final decisions quickly. Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by Monday, February 13, 2pm Eastern Standard Time. We will notify applicants solely through email, by Monday, March 13, and will ask participants to confirm their participation very soon thereafter. Inquiries can be sent to