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Application Instructions

Instructions for applying to the INPUT program:

Please read these instructions carefully and gather the information needed to complete the application.  Only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will result in a delay of reviewing.

There are four sections for the INPUT program application:

  1. Demographics
  2. Academics
  3. Statements
  4. Letters of Recommendation and Signature
  • Once you have submitted your application, no changes can be made.
  • If you need assistance in completing this application, please contact us at [email protected].
  • Your full legal name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Your valid University of Minnesota or other email address
  • Your current gender identity (e.g. female, male, trans-, non-binary, other, prefer not to answer)
  • Your preferred pronouns (e.g. she/her/hers, they/them)
  • Languages that you speak, including English. You must indicate as least one language.
  • First Generation: Are you one of the first in your family to attend college or university?
  • Childhood City, State, and Country: Where you spent the most time as a child growing up.
  • Family Income Level
  • Number of people in your immediate family (household)
  • Disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • U.S. Veteran status.
  • School, College, or University. You must be a currently enrolled student at a recognized accredited institution.
  • Your major. (If you have not declared a major, write "undeclared").
  • Your minor. Write "none" if you do not have a minor.
  • Your year in school (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior) at the time of application.
  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA). Please use the 4.0 scale. Include only the courses that you have completed.
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math (BCPM) GPA. Please use the 4.0 scale. Include only the science courses, including physiology if applicable, that you have completed.
  • What bio-science topics are interesting to you?
  • Why are you interested in a research experience?
  • How does physiology relate to your career goals?
  • Please describe a situation where you felt that you were at a disadvantage.  Include how or whether the situation was resolved.
  • Use the space below to provide our selection committee with any other information that you feel makes you a good candidate for the INPUT program.

NOTE: You must compose your Personal Narrative or Statement in your word processor and then copy and paste your narrative or statement in the box provided.

  • Letter of Recommendation: You must provide the names and email addresses of two recommenders. One of them can be your research advisor.
  • Signature: By signing and submitting this application you certify that the information you have provided in this application is truthful and to the best of your knowledge.
  • Contact your recommender to send the letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line to include your name and 'INPUT'.

When you have completed your application, click submit. You may apply only once.