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 material 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
twenty-eight scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each since 1992. The
year 2000 Scholarship Award has been increased to $2,250. Applications
for the year 2000 awards must be received by ICDD no later than 29
Qualifications for the applicant: 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. The recipient may make
application for one renewal 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.
-Curriculum Vitae, listing degree(s) held and degree(s) sought.
-A one-page proposal by the graduate student describing the type of
crystallographic research to be partially supported by scholarship.
-A supportive letter from the sponsoring professor of an accredited
university or an institute of technology on institution letterhead.
Restrictions on the scholarship fund:
-The scholarship stipend is to be used by the graduate student to help
defray tuition and laboratory fees. A portion of the stipend may be
applied to registration fees to accredited scientific meetings related
-No more than one scholarship will be awarded to applicants at any one
accredited institution per year.
-The funds of the scholarship are not to be used for travel.
A committee consisting of the ICDD Chairman, the Chairman of the ICDD
Technical Committee, the Chairman of the ICDD Education Subcommittee,
and three individuals without conflict of interest administer the
awarding of the scholarships. One or more accredited professors (with
no conflicts of interest) may be invited to assist in the selection of
Applications must be received by 29 October 1999. Fax transmittals will
be accepted until 29 October 1999, however a hard copy of the
application must be mailed and received by ICDD no later than 1 December
1999. E-mail applications are not acceptable. Please mail to:
Secretary, International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.
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