How to Apply

Application Assistance Workshop Events

CCI Workshop Recording

You’re invited to view the workshop presentation and recording.

October 31, 2022,
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and video

November 7, 2022,
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Application Requirements

  • All Applications to the CCI program must be completed online through the online application system.
  • The online application system will guide applicants through the application requirements.
  • Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered for evaluation and placement.
  • Materials uploaded into the application system will provide the sole basis for evaluation.
  • The application system is not compatible with smartphones. Completion of applications and letters of recommendation requires use of a computer and web browser.

Application Check List and Video Guides:

Applications must include:

  1. Completion of all required fields in the applications, including:
    • Contact and Education Information
    • Citizenship Status
    • Laboratory/facility choice and research interests
    • Essays
  2. Undergraduate transcripts, submitted online
    • Eligibility requires submission of the transcript from an applicant's current or recently-graduated undergraduate institution. This must be the most recent transcript available at the time of application. 
    • Eligibility also requires that the applicant submit undergraduate transcripts from all other undergraduate academic institutions attended as a matriculated postsecondary student during the 5 years preceding the start of the current enrollment.  
    • Transcripts must be uploaded as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files into the application system, and must be clearly legible, must be labeled with your name and the name of the university/college, and must clearly show all courses, all course grades, and a cumulative GPA. The application system provides an easy to use upload feature. Do not mail or email transcripts directly to DOE - they will not be considered.
    • Acceptable transcripts may either be (i) a hard-copy transcript issued to you suitably scanned and saved for uploading as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file, and/or (ii) an unofficial transcript provided electronically to you directly from your university/college either via a website or email suitably saved for uploading as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file.
    • Submitted transcripts must have all Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system. Any applications found to contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the form of Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth will be deemed non-compliant and will not be released to host laboratories or facilities for review or consideration.

  3. Two Recommendations, submitted online
    • Applicants are encouraged to make the requests for recommendations as soon as possible. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform their recommenders that they must submit their recommendation using the online system by the application deadline. Additionally, it is suggested that the applicant discuss this request in advance with potential recommenders, and allow adequate time for the recommender to act on this request.
    • Applicants must have two recommendations submitted in support of their application. Recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant’s education, training, experience, aptitude, or promise relevant to the CCI Program are suggested.
    • Based upon recommender contact information entered as part of the application process, the application system automatically sends an email message to recommenders with information on how to access and submit their recommendation. Requests for recommendations can be made by using the “Final Submit” action in the recommendation request section.
    • WDTS will not accept any mailed or emailed recommendations.
    • Applicants may solicit a minimum of two, but up to three, recommendation requests from individuals familiar with the applicant’s education, training, experience, aptitude, or promise relevant to the CCI Program. The first two recommendations that are completed in the system will be the only ones included with your application.