Tropical East Asian student application

Application documents

Please prepare two documents:

  1. a current CV, formatted, saved as a PDF file (NOT Microsoft Word),
  2. an application form (see below), saved as plain text (NOT Microsoft Word).

These should be sent via email to bb10app@phylodiversity.net no later than 5 Feb 2010.

Application form for Southeast Asian students

Please copy the following lines into your document and answer the questions, leaving single blank lines between each question and your answer.

*** Application form for 2010 Harvard/CTFS-AA `Biodiversity of Borneo' course (version 3) ***

##01:: Full name::
	
##02:: Preferred, informal name::

##03:: Date of birth::

##04:: Gender::

##05:: Nationality::

##06:: Handphone number (with country prefix)::

##07:: Can your phone send and receive international SMS?::

##08:: Land-line number (or N/A)::

##09:: Email address (give one that works! i.e., your private one, not necessarily your institutional one)::

##10:: Skype name (please get yourself one, if you can)::

##11:: Mailing address::

##12:: Undergraduate institution::

##13:: Date of undergraduate graduation (either completed, or estimated if you are still attending the institution)::

##14:: Undergraduate course of study::

##15:: Undergraduate supervisor's name (if you have/had one)::

##16:: Describe in 5-10 sentences your undergraduate research project (i.e., honors project; or N/A if you did not conduct one)::

##17:: Overall undergraduate grade obtained (e.g., GPA or Honors class; or N/A)::

##18:: If you are between undergraduate and graduate school, what is your current occupation? Give details of your research activities (10 sentences maximum; or N/A)::

##19:: If you are between undergraduate and graduate schools, do you already have a graduate program planned? (or N/A)::

##20:: Graduate institution currently attended (or N/A)::

##21:: Graduate degree being followed (e.g., M.Sc., Ph.D., or N/A)::

##22:: Graduate course of study (or N/A)::

##23:: Graduate supervisor's name (or N/A)::

##24:: Year graduate studies begun (or N/A)::

##25:: Expected date of graduation from graduate institution (or N/A; NOTE: the course is not open to those who have already completed either a Masters or Doctorate)::

##26:: Describe in 5-10 sentences your graduate research project (or N/A if you are not yet conducting one)::

##27:: How would you rate your proficiency in spoken English?::

##28:: How would you rate your proficiency in written English?::

##29:: Give any official evidence of your English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL score; or N/A)::

##30:: Is there a taxonomic group of special interest to you? (i.e., are you a bird-watcher, a fish-keeper, or an orchid fan)::

##31:: Apart from college and science, what are you interested in?::

##32:: Could you comfortably swim 100 m in open water (NOTE: This is not a requirement, but please see notes above)::

##33:: What is the longest hike you have done and/or tallest mountain you have climbed (NOTE: great physical ability is not a requirement, but please see notes above)::

##34:: In no more than 10 sentences, explain why you would like to participate in this course (NOTE: this section is very important)::

##35:: In no more than 10 sentences, state your long-term academic and other goals.  What are your dreams for your life? NOTE: this section is very important)::

##36:: How did you hear about this course?::

##37:: Please give the names and email addresses of two advisors or teachers we could contact as references::

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