Application Information

There are two application modes for the FAU Max Planck Honors Program. National Merit Scholars, semifinalists and finalists are welcome to submit their application at any time and are accepted on a rolling basis. They will be notified within 30 days of receipt of their application. All other students in any of the 7 compatible majors or concentrations in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science or the Wilkes Honors College must be at the academic level of sophomores when they apply by APRIL 30 for acceptance to the Fall program as juniors. The Spring deadline will be October 20th; students MUST ALREADY BE DOING RESEARCH IN A LAB to be considered for the Spring admissions cycle. Students who apply for Fall admissions will be assisted for lab placement, though ideally students will already have a lab placement.

Students must download and submit a completed application along with all supporting documents on the checklist in a single email to Mr. Glenn Malone at by the deadlines mentioned above in to the FAU Max Planck Honors Program. You will receive an email that your application is complete or an alternate email requesting additional documents—missing documents must be received by the end of day April 30th.

National Merit Scholar semifinalists and finalists must include documentation to support their National Merit Scholar status along with their application. ONLY National Merit Scholar will be accepted on a rolling basis.


Selection Process

The FAU Max Planck Honors Program will serve a select number of highly qualified students. National merit scholars will have preferred admission into the program. The program will offer exclusive electives, specifically unique to the MPFI’s faculty and research infrastructure. The honors in the major program will be offered across three degrees in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science: B.S. in biological sciences; B.A. in psychology; and B.S. in neuroscience and behavior; and as tracks in four concentrations of the Wilkes Honors College: Biology, Biological Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology.