Requested Elements in the Letter of Recommendation from the Mentor

  • How presentation of the applicant’s current project will contribute to the EMGS meeting.
  • The number of years that the applicant has been in the current laboratory (and the number of years in the graduate program or as a postdoctoral fellow, as applicable).
  • Knowledge and keeping abreast of relevant literature.
  • Strategic thinking/problem solving.
  • Scientific maturity (Designing and interpreting experiments).
  • Presentation skills of the applicant.
  • Growth and improvement of the applicant from the previous year.
  • Other aspects of how the applicant would benefit from attending the meeting.
  • Has the applicant previously received an EMGS Student and New Investigator Travel Award?