GRAD-MAP 2020: Winter Workshop Application
Thank you for your interest in the GRAD-MAP Winter Workshop! The Workshop will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, from January 3 - 12, 2020. You can find more details on the Workshop and what it will entail here:

This application cannot be saved, so you must complete it in one sitting. You can compose your essay question responses elsewhere (e.g., in a Microsoft Word document), so you may save and come back to it, and then copy/paste those responses into this form once you are ready to submit them.

If you have any questions or trouble with the application, please contact us at This application is due by 11:59PM on Friday, November 8th. We will contact you by 10pm on Friday, November 15th with updates on your application.
Email address *
General Information
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Date of Birth *
Gender *
Your answer
E-mail address *
Your answer
Your Current Institution *
Your answer
Major/Area of Study *
Your answer
Anticipated graduation semester and year *
From your current institution (e.g. Spring 2020)
Your answer
Race/Ethnicity *
Check any/all that apply
Citizenship status *
The Winter Workshop is open to both US citizens and non-US citizens. This information is for funding purposes.
If you are not a US citizen, what is your nationality?
Your answer
Home Address *
Some funding *may* be available for travel support.
Your answer
Please briefly list any physics, math, and/or astronomy courses you have taken *
EXAMPLE: Physics 101: Classical Mechanics - Fall 2014
Your answer
Please select your area(s) of interest *
Academic Reference
Please provide an academic reference. This may be the instructor of a class you've taken, a mentor, an advisor, or any other person who can speak to your potential. Be sure to ask their permission to be used as a reference first. We will contact your reference upon submission of your application to complete a short reference questionnaire which is due by 5:00PM on Monday, November 11th.
Academic Reference -- name *
Please provide an academic reference.
Your answer
Academic Reference -- e-mail address *
Once you submit this application, we will contact your reference and send them a reference form to complete
Your answer
Short Essay Questions
Please completely address all elements of the question. Responses should be one to two paragraphs. We suggest you draft your responses first in a word processing application (e.g. Microsoft Word), edit, proofread, and revise them, and then copy/paste them into the boxes below. Once you submit this form, your application will be complete, and there is no opportunity to change your responses. For an example of the type and quality of responses we're looking for, see an example application here:
If you eventually attend graduate school in Physics or Astronomy, what do you think would be the most exciting aspect? What do you think would be the most challenging aspect for you? *
Your answer
Describe some situation in which you've had to work as a member of a group (in school, at work, or with friends). What role did you play? What were your goals? What did you accomplish and how did you accomplish it? How did you overcome any difficulty you may have faced while working in this group? *
Your answer
How have you pursued an interest or activity (hobby, extra-curricular, etc.) about which you are passionate? How has that pursuit evolved over time? *
Your answer
Why do you want to attend the Winter Workshop? *
Your answer
How did you hear about GRAD-MAP? *
Final Submission
Make sure your application is complete and you have proofread your answers for spelling and grammar before submitting! Once you submit your application, no more changes can be made. To confirm that your application was submitted successfully, we will also send a message to the address you provided in the "Your Email Address" field.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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