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
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
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
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.
(queries to webmaster at icdd.com please)