The InTERFEWS Program is currently offered to accepted Colorado State University PhD students. Priority will be given to those entering the 1st or 2nd semester of their PhD program, and those beyond their 3rd semester of their program are not eligible. Both funded and unfunded positions will be offered. In order to receive a funded position including a paid stipend and tuition coverage, trainees must be US citizens. Funded InTERFEWS trainees will be supported for 2 years by the program, and for 1-2 years by their selected mentor. Funded trainees will receive $34,000 per year. Unfunded trainees will not receive a stipend or tuition coverage from the program, but receive other benefits offered to InTERFEWS trainees (e.g., travel funds and ability to apply for supply funds), and will participate in the same curriculum and professional development activities as funded trainees. Trainee selection criteria will be based on research interests, fit with program, and scholastic record. The application period will open again later in the Fall 2019 semester, and a new cohort will be selected for Fall 2020 with applications due by Jan 15, 2020.

The application form requires submission of the following documents:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Statement of research interest alignment with InTEREFEWS (3000 characters)
  • Description of how InTERFEWS will facilitate your career goals (600 characters)
  • Selection of up to three research topics of interest