ECS Online Application Form
***Before completing this application, please read our application guidelines very carefully! See link below.***

DEADLINE: February 28, 2019

Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs. For more information, answers to additional questions, and help with the application process, please visit our website at or send an email to

To help you get started, try to have the following items available (this form does not save for later) :

+ Personal Statement
Read our Tips for Writing a Personal Statement by going to this site:

+ List of applications to off-island summer programs
To search for other summer programs go to the following link:

+ References: Names of professors for Letters of Recommendation

+ Name, date, time of ECS Interview

Student Information
First Name *
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Middle Name
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Last Name *
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UVI Student ID Number *
Your answer
What campus are you currently attending? *
Do you currently live on campus? *
Date of Birth *
Gender *
Citizenship *
Ethnicity (optional)
Primary Email *
Enter an email you check frequently. We will be sending all notifications via email.
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Cell Phone Number *
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Mailing Address
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Zip Code
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Describe your swimming ability.
Include any certifications, scuba, diving, and/or snorkeling experience.
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Current Class Standing *
Major *
Current Degree Pursued *
Enrollment Status *
Planned Campus for Fall Semester 2019 *
Expected Graduation Date *
Cumulative GPA (grade point average) *
Your answer
Academic Advisor
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Which program(s) are you most interested in?
Select all that apply. To learn more, visit You may still be considered for all programs.
Preferred Research Topic and Mentor
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How did you learn about our programs? *
What is the highest degree you are interested in? *
For more info on the types of degrees go to:
Include the names of two UVI College of Science & Mathematics, Psychology, or Nursing professors who will be submitting letters of recommendations on your behalf. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to by February 28th.
Name of First Reference *
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Name of Second Reference *
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Applicants must schedule an interview appointment with ONE of the following ECS Steering Committee Members:
Dr. Stanford (STT, 693-1389,
Dr. Stolz (STT, 693-1231,
Dr. Turner (STT, 693-1382,
Dr. Boumedine (STT, 693-1255,
Dr. Baumann (STX, 692-4178,
Dr. Morris (STT, 693-1391,
Interview: Name, Date (mm/dd/yyyy), Time (00:00 AM/PM)
Please enter the name of your interviewer and the time and date of your meeting appointment (if known).
Your answer
Application to summer research programs
Application to external summer research programs is a requirement. These programs provide a rich research experience and give students the opportunity to spend the summer off-island working productively. Please list the other summer research programs to which you have applied and include the name, location, dates, and website.

If you need help finding an extramural summer research program, we recommend our "How to find summer programs" workshop in December (time and place to be announced)

List the programs you applied to in the space below. *
Your answer
Personal Statement
Write an essay (5 paragraphs or more) that describes your background, experiences, achievements, research interests, and goals. A personal statement should clearly describe how your personal experiences have influenced your intellectual development and professional goals. Describe how you will contribute to increasing diversity in science and include reasons for applying to this program.

Read our Tips for Writing a Personal Statement by going to this site:

Copy and paste your personal statement below. *
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Please read the following statement carefully.
TRANSCRIPT - By submitting this application, you agree to give permission to the ECS Selection Committee to review your academic transcript.

In addition, please be aware that if selected for a summer program you will be required to be available to participate full-time the entire duration of the program. You should have no external commitments or other jobs during this time. Furthermore, you certify that the information provided on this form is up to date and accurate.

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