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Diffraction data center offering graduate scholarships

Are you in grad school and have an interest crystallography-oriented research? If so, you should check out a scholarship opportunity offered by the International Centre for Diffraction Data. The ICDD has created the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Fund to provide multiple awards (in 2011, there were 13) of $2,500 each.

Here are the details of the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarships:

  • Applications are judged on a competitive basis;
  • The term of the scholarship is one year;
  • Applicants should be enrolled in a graduate degree program during the 2012 calendar year with a major interest in crystallography, e.g., crystal structure analysis, crystal morphology, modulated structures, correlation of atomic structure with physical properties, systematic classification of crystal structures, phase identification and materials characterization;
  • Students with a graduation date prior to July 1, 2012, are not eligible for the 2012 scholarship award.
  • Applications can be submit via an online system (requiring contact and school information plus a PDF of the applicant’s research summary and CV);
  • Application deadline: It must be received by the ICDD by Oct. 26, 2011;
  • There are no restrictions on country, race, age or sex.

The chair of the scholarship committee notes that the scholarships are not a payment for work or service performed for the ICDD, not a grant given in expectation of performing ICDD-reviewed research and not a grant-in-aid.

This seems like a great opportunity. The ICDD has provided 122 scholarships since 1991, totaling $282,250.

ICDD notes that these scholarship awards are made possible by donations from both private and industrial sectors, and that all donations to the scholarship fund are tax-deductible.