Application Process

The deadline was March 1, 2019. This application period is currently closed.

Things you will need for completion of the application (you may save your application as a draft and return to finish at a later time):

1) Two letters of recommendation (submitted by the references through the application)

2) Essay:
Your personal essay should be a maximum of 1500 words, and describe the following:
What is the most interesting undergraduate course you have taken to date in an area similar to the areas of study in the UD CANR (
When you think of research, what comes to mind? Include your previous research experiences, if any.
Describe your educational and/or career goals and what inspires you to pursue these.
Explain how a research experience with the CANR Summer Institute would help you succeed in your educational and/or career goals.

3) Resume

4) Unofficial Transcript

LINK: ApplicationĀ (currently not linked because the application period is closed)

For questions, please contact Dr. Eric Benson at ebenson [at]