Applications open for the Graduate Student Fellowship in Printable Electronics
Read the information below on the program, who qualifies, and how to apply.
Overview and Benefits
We are now accepting applications for an initial cohort of an exciting new program in printable electronic materials, interfaces, and devices.
The Graduate Student Fellowship in Printable Electronics will:
- Connect students directly with University of Arizona faculty, national laboratory scientists and administrators, and our industry partners to produce cutting-edge research;
- Develop outreach demonstrations and lab course-based content for printable electronics, including solar cells, light emitting diodes, and transistors;
- Acquire valuable experience in serving as a mentor for undergraduate students interested in graduate school; and
- Receive professional development and training to become a scientific leader on campus and in the international research community
This competitive process offers the opportunity for two paid fellows, paying a stipend for one semester (+ tuition) and summer. Participating in activities is not contingent on selection for funding and students not selected for the fellowship this year are eligible to reapply next year.
Application due on May 18, 2021
Decision date on or about June 1, 2021
Required background and experience
- Must be a University of Arizona student pursuing a PhD
- Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
- Masters students encouraged to apply to be a member of the cohort but are not eligible for funding.
- Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans are encouraged to apply.
Preferred background and experience
- Background in printable electronics, solar cells, microelectronics, optics, or photonics
- Experience with instrument programming and automated data collection using LabView
- Strong interest in pursuing a scientific career at national laboratories (both Department of Defense and Department of Energy)
- Demonstrated background in teaching and/or outreach
- Have completed at least one year of graduate study
Roles and Responsibilities
- Develop curriculum for a week-long printable electronics boot camp to train undergraduate students
- Be co-mentored by a national laboratory research scientist on a portion of Ph.D. research project
- Develop and submit an application for an internship at a national laboratory
- Serve as an ambassador to undergraduate students interested in graduate school and careers at national laboratories
- First and Last Name
- University Email
- Academic Department(s)
- Anticipated graduation year
- Reference name(s) and contact information (references will be contacted for finalists only)
- Up to 1000 word essay containing the following:
- Describe why you are interested in this program
- Short research summary of PhD project
- Short description of outreach/teaching experience
- Self description of interest in career at a national laboratory
To complete the application, please fill out the application form with the information above and a PDF file of your CV and essay.