If you are not a student in India, you can submit an application on
SFP website as follows:
If you are a student applicant new to SFP's programs, create an
account with your email address and a password (remember it!).
Else, log in to your existing account.
Under "Create an SFP Program Application", select "LIGO
Application". Indicate if you are a Caltech student, then click
"Create Application". NOTE: There are multiple applications hosted on
this website that are not affiliated with LIGO. The link to "SURF
Application" is for the general Caltech SURF program, not LIGO
SURF; you should not prepare that application unless you want to
apply to that separate program as well.
In the application itself, you will input basic information abount
yourself, including contact information, citizenship and
demographic information, education, and work experience. Then
there are text boxes where you will list your prior research
experience, indicate your research interests, and respond to
multiple short answer questions.
You will upload one or more (if appropriate) unofficial
transcripts of the courses you have taken at the college level.
You will enter contact information for two letters of
recommendation. After you click "Submit", an email will go out to
them, requesting letters to be uploaded. Until you click "Submit",
your application will be incomplete and "Awaiting Submission."
When you have completed your application, you must click "Submit
form to SFP". Make sure that, on your Home page on SFP Online, it
indicates that your application is "Complete", your Transcripts
say "Complete", and your Recommendation requests say "Not yet
received" or "Received".