Resnick Institute

Graduate Research Fellowship Application

Application period is closed.
Check back in Spring 2018 for information on the next call.

Reminder: Graduate Research Fellowships are open to current Caltech graduate students who have completed at least their first year of graduate study by June 2017.


Be prepared to upload the following documents into the nomination form in PDF format.

  • A two page research proposal preceded by a project title and a short abstract (200 words or less)
  • Applicant's CV

Your letters of support from Caltech faculty members (minimum of one) should be sent directly to resnickfellowship@caltech.edu by the September 10th application deadline --Please advise your sponsors accordingly.

Your Caltech faculty advisor must also submit a completed Division Approval Form on your behalf. Please inform your advisor of this. Sponsoring faculty should reach out to their group's Grant Manager for assistance with filling out the form. Resnick Grant Manager, Raquel Rodriguez can also field questions. The completed DAF should also be sent directly to resnickfellowship@caltech.edu by the September 10th application deadline. The DAF deadline may be extended if needed. Ideally, all DAFs are turned in no later than end of day Monday, September 11.

Please read the application guidelines and feel free to contact us with questions.

Fall 2017 Application

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The nomination period is open and will close on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:59 pm Pacific.

To Apply

Caltech faculty sponsors may request a nomination using the form below. Upon submittal, your nominee will be provided with instructions for completing the remainder of the application electronically. The nominee will provide you with a link to upload your formal letter of recommendation to their online folder. The nominee must be able to complete the application process by the deadline, so nominate early.

Nomination Form

Please review the eligibility requirements listed in the postdoctoral fellowships section of the main fellowships page.

Application Components Include

  • A cover letter with a short summary of past work and current research plans
  • CV including list of publications
  • Research plan outlining proposed work (maximum 5 pages, references counted separately)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the sponsoring Caltech faculty member.