International Centre for Diffraction Data Crystallography Scholarship

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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIFFRACTION DATA CRYSTALLOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

     The science of crystallography has played a key role in the development of
 X-ray diffraction, electron diffraction and neutron
     diffraction for the elucidation of the atomic structure of matter.
 Crystallography is an interdisciplinary branch of science taught
     in departments of physics, chemistry, geology, molecular biology,
 metallurgy and materials science. To encourage promising
     graduate students to pursue crystallographically-oriented research, the
 International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) has
     established a Crystallography Scholarship Fund. While the Ewald Prize is
 awarded every three years to an internationally
     recognized crystallographer, little effort has been made by science
 departments to cultivate aspiring crystallographers.
     Convinced of the beneficial, scientific impact of the proposed
 scholarships for crystallographically-oriented research, the ICDD
     has solicited funds from private and industrial sectors to support this
 program. The ICDD has awarded two scholarships in 1992,
     two in 1993, three in 1994, three in 1995, four in 1996, and four in 1997.
 Applications for the 1998 awards must be received by
     ICDD no later than 31 October 1997. 

     Qualifications for the applicants: 

     The applicant should be a graduate student seeking a degree with 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. There are no restrictions on country, race,
     age or sex. The term of the scholarship is one year. Application for one
 renewal may be made by the recipient at the end of the
     first year. Because a limited number of scholarships are awarded, renewal
 applications will be considered on a competitive basis
     in conjunction with all applications that have been submitted up to the
 closing date. 

     Submit: 

        1.Curriculum Vitae, listing degree(s) held and degree(s) sought. 
        2.A one-page proposal by the graduate student describing the type of
 crystallographic research to be partially supported
          by the scholarship. 
        3.A supportive letter from the sponsoring professor of an accredited
 university or an institute of technology on institution
          letterhead. 

     Restrictions on the scholarship fund: 

        1.The scholarship stipend of $2,000 is to be used by the graduate
 student to help defray tuition, laboratory fees and cost
          of books and/or journals on crystallography. A portion of the stipend
 may be applied to registration fees to accredited
          scientific meetings related to crystallography. 
        2.No more than one scholarship will be awarded to applicants at any one
 accredited institution per year. 
        3.The funds of the scholarship are not to be used for travel. 

     The awarding of the scholarships shall be administered by a committee
 consisting of the ICDD Chairman, the Chairman of the
     ICDD Technical Committee, the Chairman of the ICDD Education Subcommittee
 and one or two individuals without a conflict of interest. One or more
 accredited professors (with no conflicts of interest) may be invited to assist
 in the selection of successful
     candidates. 

      Applications must be received by 31 October 1997. Please mail to: 

      Secretary, International Centre for Diffraction Data 
     12 Campus Boulevard 
     Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A. 

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