for prospective applicants to join the MALNIS research group
I have no available positions in the Fall 2023
for incoming Master, post-Master PhD and post-Bachelor PhD
students (i.e. not
already in the program).
If you are already a student at
Dalhousie, kindly follow steps 1a-d below, including your
Dalhousie transcript (informal is ok). I will respond to you for
a possible appointment after I review your information.
Process for applicants to follow:
1. Send me an email to email@example.com
that contains a link to a Google Drive (or Dropbox or other
online storage) folder containing
a. A brief cover letter (up to 300 words) with your interest in
research and why you think you are a strong prospective graduate
student. Name this file "1-cover-letter.pdf"
b. your academic resume, including the full references of your
publications, and the links to their online versions. Detailed
guidelines on the academic CV are available here
(p 1-2). Name this file "2-CV.pdf"
c. your publications in pdf. Name these files "3a-publication
title.pdf", "3b-publication title.pdf" etc.
d. your transcripts from all university degrees (both Bachelor
and Master, as applicable) in pdf. Name these files "4a-Bachelor
transcript.pdf", "4b-Master transcript.pdf" etc.
e. please make the online folder readable by anyone with the
link, so that I can share it with colleagues, with whom you
might be a better fit.
Please do not send these files to me as email attachments.
If you have sent me an earlier email, please send me the email
with the link to your material as a response to the original
email you sent, so that all our correspondence stays in a
single email thread.
2. I will get back to you only if there is a fit between your
skills and my research group within two weeks, to arrange for an
online interview about your research background and
interests. Please do not keep sending me email if you do not get
3. If the online interview indicates a promising match, we will
move to the next step, which is drafting together a research
proposal. I will be happy to work with you on drafting a
good research proposal that aligns with your background, your
interests and the research in my group. Your proactive
participation in writing the research proposal is required. Detailed
guidelines on the research proposal are available here.
4. I require that you have applied for the
Harmonized Scholarship Program before I agree to
supervise you. The deadline is Jan 15. This means that
steps 1-3 above must be completed before Jan 15. If you missed
the information session, you can watch
its recording on YouTube.