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Instars Mentoring Program

Application for Instars Mentoring Program Fellowships

Application Instructions

When completing the full application, please type all requested information in the spaces provided. Do not leave any of the boxes blank, but rather enter "na" if a category is not applicable. Mentoring Statement must be submitted as a PDF file.

Applicant Information


Instars seeks to include Mentors of diverse backgrounds.  Please indicate if you belong to any of the following groups:


Applicant History

Have you been to a SFS meeting?

      If yes, what year(s):

Have you participated in the Instars Program as a Fellow?

      If yes, what year(s):

Have you participated in the Instars Program as a Mentor?

      If yes, what year(s):

Academic Information

Mentoring Statement

Mentoring Statement: Provide a brief statement (12pt Times New Roman, single spaced, 1 page maximum) indicating how your involvement in the Instars Program will help you achieve your long-term career goals while meeting the mission of the program and the SFS to increase diversity in the freshwater sciences. If you were previously an Instars fellow, include some details of your experience and how your experience as a mentor will be different than as a fellow. If you have been a mentor for Instars or another program, please talk about your previous mentoring experience and how you will build upon it as an Instars Mentor.

Submit the file in PDF format and name your file as

Only pdf files can be uploaded, any other file type will result in an error.



Application Submission

Click the submission link below to submit your application.

Please note: You should receive a confirmation email upon successful submission of your application.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding your Instars Fellowship application, please contact Checo Colon-Gaud (

If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the web editor (