A completed application will include:

  • Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
  • A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
  • Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters) – Visual Artists should include a portfolio of their artwork in lieu of writing samples.*
  • Three references for letters of recommendation

*VA Candidate’s Portfolio should include on a CD/DVD up to 16 images and/or 4 videos as well as a short description of each image/video. The CD/DVD should be mailed separately to:

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
308 Bynum Hall, CB#4100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4100

All materials (including reference letters) must be submitted using the online application system to be accepted. The application deadline is 11:59EST Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  Recommendation letters are due no later than November 15, 2016.  You must complete and submit your application before reference letters can be uploaded to the online system.  Please make sure you allow time for this process in order to meet the deadline for the application.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Link to online application system: