NANOMFG FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS, POST-DOCS, AND FACULTY
WE SEEK GRADUATE STUDENTS, POST-DOCS, AND FACULTY TO HELP BUILD THE SIMULATION TOOLS AND CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE OF THE FUTURE FOR NANOMANUFACTURING!
The Nanomanufacturing Node offers flexible fellowships that provide graduate students, post-docs, and faculty from outside institutions with an opportunity to work with us to develop nanomanufacturing process simulation tools. For graduate students, fellows of the nanomanufacturing node will gain experience and strengthen their knowledge, skills, and understanding of the emerging field of nanomanufacturing, computational modeling, and software development. For post-docs and faculty, fellowships can be used to initiate long-term collaborations with the node and/or to develop a simulation tool for a nanomanufacturing process of interest to you.
Fellowship applications are accepted year-round and designed to be flexible to accommodate each applicant’s availability. Applicants may be placed within an existing team to contribute to an ongoing nanoMFG activity; alternatively applicants are welcome to propose a topic of their choosing. We will work with each participant to tailor the fellowship program and activities to match interests. Fellowships may take place onsite at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or at the University of California, Berkeley; alternatively it is also possible for applicants to participate remotely from their home institution. During the fellowship, nanoMFG fellows will work together with nanoMFG faculty, post-docs, and students and the node’s software development team at NCSA. The goal of the nanoMFG fellowship program is to provide a unique experience that promotes the growth of the emerging nanomanufacturing community, while encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM-related disciplines.
- Hands-on experience in nanomanufacturing, computation, and software development
- Faculty/peer mentoring
- Software development support
- Stipend of $500/week for students, $800/week for post-docs, and $5000/month for faculty, pro-rated based on duration of fellowship
- Airfare to and from nanoMFG institution for onsite participants
- On-campus housing and meal plan for onsite participants
- Conference allowance to present your work at a professional society technical conference of your choosing (i.e. ASME, SHPE, NSBE)
- Graduate students enrolled in an MS or PhD program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at a US institution; or post-docs/faculty in a STEM discipline at a US institution.
- Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply
The nanoMFG node fellowship application system is open. Applications are accepted year round.
The nanoMFG fellowship applications are to be submitted online through EasyChair. Please enter 'nanoMFG External Fellowship' when prompted for Title and Keywords. The application materials consist of the following submitted in a single PDF file:
For graduate students:
- A ranking of the top three topical areas you would like to work on; alternatively if you have a simulation tool of interest to your current research in mind you may describe it (<300 words). The areas are:
- Directed assembly or self assembly
- Synthesis: gas processs phase, chemical methods, liquid process phase, solid process phase
- Nanopatterning lithography
- Deposition processes
- Etching processes
- Printing and coating
- A 500-word Personal Statement: Please describe your academic and career goals and how the fellowship will help you to achieve these goals.
- A copy of your unofficial transcript.
- CV or resume.
- Contact information for two faculty who can provide a letter of recommendation: name, institution, email, telephone.
For post-docs and faculty:
- A description of a simulation tool related to a nanomanufacturing process that you would like to develop during the fellowship (< 500 words).
If you have questions about the fellowship or the application process, please contact:
Jay Roloff - firstname.lastname@example.org
Elif Ertekin - email@example.com