Applications for SAGE 2020 will be open from January 1 - March 13 only. Please ensure that all application materials, including two reference forms, have been electronically submitted by Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The faculty will begin reviewing applications in mid-March and will send email notifications of acceptance by April 15.
Course fees and proof of insurance are not considered application materials and will only be requested following notification of acceptance.
Please read the instructions below for a detailed description of the required application materials and guidelines.
SAGE accepts applications from qualified undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. Students typically major in geophysics, geology, physics, math, or a related field.
Successful applicants will have a strong background in math and physics (see required coursework below), and will have completed at least their junior year of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the program.
Course credit may be available (and must be arranged prior to arrival at SAGE and subject to approval of your home institution and advisor).
SAGE welcomes applications from industry professionals, college and university faculty, and postdoctoral fellows seeking professional development opportunities.
Step 1: Review the coursework requirements below to see if you qualify for SAGE 2020.
Step 2: Fill out and submit the online application form.
Step 3: Contact potential references and direct them to the reference form download page. Two filled out reference forms are required for a complete application.
Step 4: Submit a letter of interest (limit one page, single-spaced) and all relevant transcripts.
Please submit all application materials (letter of interest, transcripts, and two reference forms) electronically as attachments to email@example.com. We request that you include your last name in all submitted application documents (e.g. JohnSmithLetterOfInterest.pdf)
The following coursework is required to be considered for SAGE:
Note: Required coursework must be completed prior to attending SAGE, but does not have to be completed prior to submitting an application. Applicants currently enrolled in the above coursework will be considered to have met the coursework requirement.
Please fill out the online application form to the best of your ability. Be sure to also submit two references, a letter of interest, and all relevant transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please supply two references from an academic advisor, research advisor, academic mentor, professor of relevant coursework, or supervisor. A reference consists of a completed reference form and may include a letter of recommendation (encouraged but not required). Completed reference forms and letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically as attachments to email@example.com.
Submit a letter (limit one page, single-spaced) explaining how your educational background, courses, and experience have prepared you for participation in SAGE. Describe your career goals and your interest in SAGE as it relates to your academic and/or career development.
Please provide transcripts for all colleges or universities that you have attended (unofficial copies are acceptable). For your identity protection, please mark through/black-out any Personal Identifying Information (PII) such as address, SSN, etc.
Students will be notified of acceptance into SAGE via email by mid-April. Following acceptance into SAGE, participants will be asked to provide the following: