GATORAADE Postbacc Application Instructions

Applications will open on May 1, 2024, and close on May 31, 2024.

To complete the applications, you will need the following:

  1. Copies of academic transcripts from each college or university that you have attended (merged into a single PDF). Please label the file “Last Name-Transcripts“.
  2. Contact information (names and email address) of two (2) referees who can provide informative recommendations for you. Referees should be instructors of courses that you have taken, previous or current research advisors, and/or academic supervisors/mentors. Note that your referees are NOT expected to submit a letter of reference. We may contact referees during the application review process.
  3. Choice of up to three UF research mentors whose research aligns with your own interests (see list below).
  4. A copy of your updated CV labeled as “Last Name-CV
  5. A one-page personal statement describing your motivation to pursue this postbacc training program. Please label file “Last Name-Personal Statement
  6. Files can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format

All applications will be reviewed and applicants who meet preliminary selection criteria will be contacted by email to arrange a Zoom interview with members of the GATORAADE selection committee. During the interview, interviewees will be asked to elaborate upon their research interests and career goals, will discuss potential mentored research projects, and will be given the opportunity to ask questions about the GATORAADE program and the overall training environment at UF. Importantly, this initial interview is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.

Once all interviews are completed and selection is made, applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program by email. This notification will also contain information about the faculty mentor that they will be assigned to work with. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Karina Alviña or Ms. Katie McIntyre