Apply to the GCSP

Grand Challenges for Engineering

 

Please complete the fields in the application below as well as submit the required documents to apply for the Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program.  Details of the program requirements and components are available in the Program Document.  Interested students are encouraged to review the web site and research a Grand Challenge of interest.  Students can then make an appointment with Kelli Delfosse in the Student Development Center, 3612 SC, to discuss the application process and program requirements.  Applications are accepted two times each year. The fall application deadline is November 30th and the spring application deadline is April 30th.

Required Documents

These files can be uploaded as a PDF document at the end of the application.  Faculty letters can be included with the application or sent directly to kelli-delfosse@uiowa.eduIf you encounter any problems or issues uploading these documents, please email the documents to kelli-delfosse@uiowa.edu.

  1. Essay #1 - Discuss the motivation to pursue the chosen Grand Challenge (1-2 pages).
  2. Essay #2 - Outline plans for completing the five components of the Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program, including which engagement level is anticipated for each component, and how the scholarship's programmatic support (up to $1000/year) will be spent. (1-2 pages)
  3. Resume including information pertinent to predicted success as a Grand Challenge Scholar such as educational background, professional experience, and service activities (2 page maximum)
  4. Letter from the Faculty Research Advisor to the program coordinator, verifying that they will supervise the applicant in research relevant to the chosen Grand Challenge.  The letter should include an estimate of student time involved, expectations for publications or presentations, and the source of research support (i.e., from the advisor vs from the program)

Application Form

Personal Information
Academic Information
Discuss the motivation to pursue the chosen Grand Challenge.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
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Outline plans for completing the five components of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, including which engagement level is anticipated for each componenet and how this scholarship's programmatic support (up to $1000/year) will be spent. (400 Word Max)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png rtf pdf doc docx.
Including information pertinent to predicted success as a Grand Challenges Scholar such as educational background, professional experience and service activities (two page maximum)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png rtf pdf doc docx.
Written to the program coordinator, verifying that they will supervise the applicant in research relevant to the chosen Grand Challenge. The letter should include an estimate of student time involved, expectations for publications or presentations, and the source of research support (i.e., from the advisor vs from the program)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png rtf pdf doc docx.