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Can I indicate more than one internship/research position on the fellowship application?

Yes. Please prepare a complete application packet listing the different internship/research positions .  Please submit only one set of recommendations.  For further information, please see a CUSP Advisor.

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Will there be interviews?

Applicants will be asked to interview with the committee.

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Who chooses the fellowship winners?

The CUSP Fellows Selection Committee selects the CUSP Fellows.

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Do we have to research with a Columbia faculty member?

No.  While we encourage Scholars to seek and develop relationships with Columbia faculty, we support research endeavors with faculty from other universities as well.  If you have chosen a research advisor who is not a professor at an accredited institution, please see a CUSP Advisor before submitting your application.

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Can I apply for this as a team project with other people?

yes you may apply for a joint project. However, each Scholar has to submit a separate application.  We always encourage Scholars to work collaboratively where applicable.

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If I secure a low-paying internship, can I apply to supplement my expenses?

Yes.  Yes, you can apply. Please be sure to include all sources of funding that you have secured for this internship and please note that CUSP cannot guarantee that you will receive the amount that you request.

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Can I apply to this fellowship if I have not secured an internship/research position by the deadline?

Scholars without secured internships may apply for the internship/research position but will not be considered until the position is official.  Please speak with a CUSP Advisor if this applies to you.

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