Please read the instructions and the eligibility criteria below. Assemble your documents, and then proceed to the application form.

Click on this link to apply.

The Application Content

•Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

•A statement essay of up to 750 words. Please describe your motivation for being accepted to Cal-ADAR. Be sure to include how and why you became interested in research, and how Cal-ADAR will fit with your career goals, to the extent you have a vision for them.

•A resume

•A letter of recommendation from a professor. The address for the letters of recommendation is, or send it to Cal-ADAR, Dr. Leora Lawton, Dept of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, Ca 94720-2120.

Important: Please create a single document that contains your statement, transcript and resume, either as a Word document or a PDF. Please give it a title with your last name, first initial, i.e., LASTNAMEF_application-materials. 


•As this is a three-semester program, Cal-ADAR is targeted to juniors, although seniors may apply. Current sophomores who will be juniors are welcome.

•Demography welcomes all qualified students to take the minor degree, but this scholarship program is designed for US citizens who fit the NIH definition of under-represented, that is, "Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and B) individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities."

•The grade point requirement for coursework overall and for prerequisite courses is at least a 3.3 or B+.

Prerequisites for admittance to the program

Courses listed are at UC Berkeley: transfer equivalents may be accepted as well.

•Introductory statistics (e.g., Statistics 20, 21, 25, or 131A)

•Introductory course in research design (e.g., Sociology 5; Stat C8)

•An upper division course in social science theory (e.g., Economics 100A, 101A, sociology 101, or political science 112C).

These courses are normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years.