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ICC4 Student Travel Support

ICC4 and 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit

Shaping the Future of Ceramics

The National Science Foundation and corporate sponsors, ArcelorMittal, Ceradyne, and Wiley, have made 20 travel grants available for students to attend the 4th International Congress on Ceramics, July 15 – 19 in Chicago, Ill. Each travel award consists of: 


  • 1 free registration for ICC4
  • 4 nights at the Sheraton in a room shared by another student
  • $550 each in travel support


  • Graduate or undergraduate student
  • Must submit a 100-150 word abstract for the Interactive Technology Forum.
  • Maximum of two travel grants per university

Nomination Process

Submit the following to Tricia Freshour by February 15, 2012:

  1. A 1-2 page curriculum vita
  2. A 100-150 word abstract (Do not submit to the ICC site until selected)
  3. Statement by the student about how they would benefit from attending ICC4
  4. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or research scientist who can describe the student’s leadership potential in developing international relations.

Awardees will be notified by March 15, 2012. After selection, abstracts must be submitted on the ICC4 abstract site before March 31, 2012.

About ICC4

ICC4 is a global event designed to foster discussion and planning concerning issues facing the global ceramic and glass communities. Over 100 speakers have been invited to present forward-looking presentations, focusing on eight themes. ICC4 also includes the 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit track, an annual meeting that explores business opportunities, emerging technologies and critical issues that challenge the ceramic and glass materials community. It is about business and technology leadership and connecting leaders within the community. The 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit will be held as a one-day program included in ICC4. It will focus on technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation, and raising capital to support start-up ventures.

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