By Belinda Raines
Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel (PACK) International Research Experience Fellowship
Plans are now underway to resume travel for PACK Fellows to study at the University of Kiel, with the target date of November 1, 2021. Applications are accepted year-round, so it is not too early to apply for the next cohort.
PACK is a National Science Foundation funded international research fellowship opportunity for graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents only) to conduct research at University of Kiel, Germany.
Applicants can be from any science or engineering discipline. Examples of research areas may include but are not limited to:
- Functional electrical and magnetic ceramics, polymers, and metals
- Imaging techniques including microscopy, diffraction, and spectroscopy
- Electrical and magnetic measurements
- Neuroscience and neuroimaging
- Electrical and magnetic composites
- Signal processing, low-noise circuits, or energy harvesting
Support for travel, lab fees, lodging will be covered by the fellowship. Penn State will provide assistance with travel insurance and a visa needed to conduct research activities at U Kiel. Each PACK Fellow will conduct research at U Kiel for a minimum of one month and up to three months.
If you would like to find out more about the PACK Fellowship, please submit an Interest Form and a member of the PACK team will contact you to discuss the opportunity. Interested students will be matched with a mentor at U Kiel to discuss research opportunities, tasks, and milestones. After these discussions, interested students can apply for the PACK Fellowship. Applications are reviewed by a committee organized by The American Ceramic Society. Candidates recommended by the review committee will then be interviewed by the research faculty participating in the program to make final selections. Once the interviews are completed, accepted applicants will be notified. Click here for more information.