PLDI is open to any Rutgers University doctoral student. The program invites applications from students from all disciplines within the university, and encourages applications from women and minorities in order to enhance the diversity of future academic administrators nationally.

Application to the PLDI program requires:

A nomination form (click here to access form)

  • A 1-2 page personal narrative written by the candidate indicating why they would like to be accepted as a Fellow in PLDI.
  • OPTIONAL – A 3-5 minute video clip (to be sent as an electronic video attachment) in which the candidate explains their interest in the PLDI program and how it related to their career aspirations.
  • A reference letter from a program director, department chair, dean, or vice-president.

All material must be emailed to by May 15. The reference letter should be emailed directly to this address by the recommender.

For other inquiries or follow-up please contact the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership at (848) 932-3963.

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