nanoMFG Node Broadening Participation Graduate Fellowship at the University of Illinois


The Nanomanufacturing Node of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce its nanoMFG Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship aims to broaden participation in the Center. The award consists of up to two years of support ($25,000 per year, plus full tuition waiver)* for a research assistant, to start from  the Fall 2020 semester.  The recipient is expected to carry out research primarily on a nanoMFG project and participate fully in nanoMFG activities, including education and outreach. Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year subject to availability of funds.

External candidates outside of the University of Illinois who wish to apply for the fellowship also must concurrently apply (or have applied) for admission into a graduate program at the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and identify a faculty advisor of interest.

More information about the node and its mission can be found at the nanoMFG website.

To apply for the nanoMFG Graduate Fellowship, please submit the following via email to Jay Roloff:

1) Completed applicant information form.

2) A one-page statement describing the applicant’s interest in pursuing research in the areas of computational science and in nanomanufacturing

3) Student CV; and

4) Contact information for one person who can provide a letter of recommendation: name, institution, email, telephone.

Application deadline:  Friday March 13 2020. Nominations will be reviewed by the nanoMFG Node executive committee. Upon receipt of applications, the nanoMFG executive committee will reach out to your faculty advisor to request a brief letter of support and statement of commitment. Decisions are expected by 1 April 2020. If the available fellowship is not awarded at this time, nominations after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.

Eligibility: The nominee should be an Illinois graduate student over the period of their fellowship. The research activities to be conducted over the fellowship period through the Illinois Nanomanufacturing Node, will focus on computational science, software, and nanomanufacturing. They must be from an underrepresented minority group, with priority given to students of African-American, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and US Pacific Islander (Guam or American Samoa) descent who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

*If the departmental research assistant stipend exceeds $25,000 per year, the nanoMFG fellowship will contribute the first $25,000 and the remainder will come from the department/advisor as appropriate.