Current UMD Students

The 2017-2018 COMBINE cohort application cycle has closed. We will release 2018-2019 application info next year.

Please share your interest in becoming a COMBINE fellow with us here. We will place you in our records and remind you of upcoming COMBINE events and deadlines.

Whether you are seeking an NSF stipend or not, applications to the COMBINE program require the following:

  1. A current CV
  2. A half- to one-page statement of your interest in the COMBINE program.
  3. A one- to two-page statement of your research interests. This statement should cover both your prior research experience and your interests for future research.
  4. A UMD transcript (unofficial is okay).
  5. An undergraduate transcript (unofficial is okay).
  6. One or two letters of reference. Please ask your references to send their letters to with the subject “Reference letter for FirstName LastName”.

All new COMBINE fellows are expected to participate in the two main COMBINE courses in the calendar year of their application: CMSC828O (Network Analysis across Scales, Fall), and PHYS798N (Data Practicum, Spring) (see curriculum for more details).

NSF stipend start date can be requested to be anytime from January through August of the year that follows your application (earlier start dates may be possible under special circumstances).

When open, the online COMBINE application form will be linked here