Deadline extended to Friday, March 20, 2009!
The Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials, a NSF Center for Research Excellence for Science and Technology, is inviting applications for the 2009 Nanoscholars Abroad Program. The 2009 Nanoscholar Abroad Program begins June 7, 2009 at the CFNM, Atlanta Georgia, and continues through July 31, 2009 with the return of the participants from Cape Town, South Africa. Participants will spend two weeks at the CFNM in Atlanta before departing for the iTHEMBA LABS in Cape Town, South Africa for the remaining six weeks of the program. Each participant will work on a personal project, which is concerned with some aspect of an ongoing collaboration between CFNM researchers and iTHEMBA LABS scientists. While in South Africa participants will be supervised by senior scientists at the iTHEMBA LABS and will also have a senior scientist from the CFNM as local counselor.
Participation in this program is open to undergraduate students, who are majoring in one of the science or mathematics disciplines and who plan to attend graduate school after graduation. Applicants should be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors with a major in the sciences or mathematics and should be in good academic standing at their home institution. Interested students should apply as early as possible by completing the application found on http://www.cfnm.cau.edu/applications.html.
Each participant will be provided with round trip transportation from their point of origin to the CFNM in Atlanta as well as round trip transportation between Atlanta and Capetown, South Africa. While in Atlanta participants will be provided with room and board and while in South Africa participants will be provided with housing and a per diem allowance. In addition, participants will receive a stipend of $3,200 dollars (US) for their participation in the program.
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