How to Apply

Applications are now open! Application deadline is March 1, 2023.

All of the following materials will be required by the deadline to complete your application:

  • Submit all of your documents and complete an application form online via Competitive Application Portal (CAP), powered by InfoReady. If you have any questions, please email Each year, the application opens on December 1st, the application deadline falls on March 1st, and the program begins on July 1st. You can access the online application here
  • You will need to upload the following documents to your online application as different PDFs:

One document (1 page max) that includes a short personal statement, including your interest to pursue a research career and a description of your research experience to date.

A current curriculum vitae or resume. This document should contain any research experiences (if applicable).

Copy of your unofficial transcripts submitted electronically. For students who are currently enrolled please provide transcripts with grades through the end of Winter 2022. For students who have completed a bachelor's degree, please include your final transcript. Additionally, please include any other transcripts post bachelor's degree. 

Two letters of recommendation from people acquainted with your work. One recommendation letter should be from a research mentor that can discuss your passion for research. You will need to enter the email address of your two recommenders and they will be contacted by the program directly. The submission link for your letters of recommendation will not be sent to the recommenders until you submit the entire application, so please be sure to complete the application well ahead of the deadline to give your recommenders adequate time to submit their letters.

You should also be prepared in your application to provide information about any other work experience you may have and what you hope to gain from doing OHSU PREP, as well as the names of 3-5 faculty that you would like to work with from our of participating faculty (including a few sentences of why you chose each one).

You will be able to save your application and return to it at a later date if you do not want to fill it all out in one sitting. However we do recommend previewing the Sample Application prior to starting the application.