IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship

IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

*Applications for the 2019 IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship are now open. The application deadline is February 8, 2019.*


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Description: The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student pursuing a PhD (or equivalent) degree in the area of applied superconductivity, at an accredited college or university of recognized standing worldwide. The intention of the award is to encourage students to enter and contribute to the field of applied superconductivity.

Administration: This award will be administered by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the recipient must be pursuing full-time graduate work at an accredited college/university and pursuing or planning to pursue research activities in applied superconductivity. The applicant must have majored in engineering, materials, chemistry, physics or a related area and have received a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited college of recognized standing worldwide. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, certified transcripts (can be received electronically) from all colleges/universities attended, and three letters of recommendation, to include the applicant’s thesis advisor (if applicable), at least one educator (who could be the thesis advisor), or a recent employer (if work was technical in nature) who can  provide first-hand information about  the strength of the application. Award recipients will be selected based on the quality of their prior work, the impact of their current research or the impact of their potential research in superconductivity, and their financial need. We expect to distribute the Awards equally across the electronics, materials and large-scale areas of superconductivity. In addition, the awards will be distributed across a diverse range of universities or colleges in terms of applications and geographical location. The Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Council governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. 

Prize Items: Each IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity will consist of an honorarium of US$ 5,000, a suitably inscribed certificate, and a complimentary membership (or renewal) in IEEE and one of CSC's sponsoring Societies.   

Frequency: Annually, provided suitably qualified candidates are identified.

Funds:  IEEE Council on Superconductivity will provide the funding for these awards:

  1. Each Award will have an associated honorarium of US $5,000.
  2. Funds for this award will be provided by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.    
  3. The maximum number of awards in a given year will be determined by the number of highly qualified candidates and the total Fellowship budget provided by the Council on Superconductivity for that year.
  4. The IEEE Council on Superconductivity’s budget will remain net positive with the inclusion of funding for these fellowships.

Nominee Solicitation: Nominations will be solicited by announcements at major applied superconductivity conferences such as the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) and the Magnet Technology (MT) Conference, on their websites, on the IEEE Council on Superconductivity’s website, and on other websites, in relevant publications, or at other events designated by the president of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

Award Committee: The Graduate Fellowship Award Committee will consist of a Chair appointed by the President of the Council on Superconductivity and 7 members selected by the Chair with the approval of CSC President. The President of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity will be an ex-officio nonvoting member. The President may appoint additional non-voting ex-officio members. The voting members should have diverse backgrounds and be distributed both geographically and among the 3 categories: electronics, materials and large-scale superconductivity.

Schedule: Applications must be received no later than January 25th of the year for which the Award may be granted.   The committee will review the proposals and make a decision by April. The successful applicants will be informed of the award at least 8 weeks prior to the event at which the award is to be presented so that they can attend and be recognized.  It is not required t