Application Instructions

A Completed application consists of the following:

1. Completed Online Application

The online application for the 2015 program is available here.

1a. A 500 word essay on your scientific interests.

Your essay should be uploaded as part of your Online Application

Once your Online Application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email

2. Two letters of recommendation from professors familliar with your scientific interests and ability.

These letters should be emailed to Dr. Stephen Gramsch at

3. Official college transcript mailed directly to:

Dr. Stephen A. Gramsch
Summer Scholars Program Coordinator
Geophysical Laboratory
Carnegie Institution of Washington
5251 Broad Branch Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015

Please do not send your transcript electronically

Please direct any questions to Stephen Gramsch at 202-478-8939 or

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014.

Evaluation of applications will begin in early March.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants individually concerning application decisions.