1. Do you
have to have a Research Mentor lined up in order to apply to the program?
On the Application form you must identify a research mentor that you have discussed possible research opportunities with either by phone or in person before you submit your application form to the program office for review and processing. Failure to identify a potential research mentor may result in your application not being reviewed. Please click here to view the list of approved research mentors for this program. If you identify a research mentor not on this list, he/she will have to submit a mentor application and be approved by the program director before you can be accepted into the program.
Does it look better for an applicant to already have a mentor lined up
if she/he were to be offered an interview?
Having a Research Mentor already in place will expedite the processing
of your application since you will not have the added responsibility of
interviewing with Research Mentors while interviewing for the Program.
Do I need to prepare a seminar if called for an interview with the FIRST
You only need to prepare a seminar if requested to do so by your prospective
When do we receive our annual increase?
increases are given on the anniversary date of when you began the program.
So if you began the program on September 1st, your increase will be given
on September 1st of the next year. If you began the program on January
1st, your increase would occur the next January.
What is the best way to handle travel expenses?
may apply for an Emory Corporate Card through Emory University Finance division..
Ultimately you are responsible for the bill, however, upon returning from
your conference, bring all your receipts to the Physiology office and
fill out a Travel Reimbursement form. This way your reimbursement to pay
your travel expenses should be already in your account by the time the
How do we purchase items with our institutional allotment?
items purchased with your institutional allotment should be ordered
through the Program Administrator or her assistant - particularly computers
or other large ticket items. Smaller items, such as software or books,
may be purchased individually, however, please check with the finance
personnel to make sure you still have funds available and also to see
it the item you want to purchase is an approved expense.
What is the deadline to spend the institutional allotment?
the each calendar year is the deadline for ordering equipment and supplies
with your institutional allotment. Any unspent money will not carry
forward to the next year and ultimately will be lost.
Who can I contact to find out how much money I have left in my account?
Goodson, Carletta Montgomery and Kay Murray are the Program’s finance personnel.
They can be contacted to find out exactly how much money is left in
How often does the entire program meet?
entire group of fellows and administrators come together for lunch once
quarterly to discuss successes, problems or concerns, and upcoming events.
How many conferences can I attend?
are given $1000 to spend for travel. This will generally cover one or
possibly two scientific meetings depending on the location.