Downs Fellowship Proposal Submission Deadline (optional)
All applicants who submit their research proposals by the deadline will be matched with two Downs Committee members to serve as mentors. Working with assigned mentors provides applicants an opportunity to refine and ultimately strengthen their proposal and prepare for final submission.
Downs Committee Mentor Match
The applicant will be notified of the two committee members they were matched with and must take the initiative to contact and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The Downs Committee member does not serve as or replace faculty advisors. ONLY applications received by the optional proposal submission deadline will be considered for mentor matching. It is recommended to take advantage of this optional opportunity as the final application process is highly competitive.