INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIFFRACTION DATA
LUDO FREVEL CRYSTALLOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIPS 2001
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, now known as the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Fund.
Its name was recently adopted to honor the founder of the fund, Dr.
Ludo Frevel. 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 thirty-three scholarships since 1992.
The year 2000 Scholarship Awards were in the amount of $2,250 each.
Applications for the year 2001 awards must be received by ICDD no later
than 31 October 2000.
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.
h Curriculum Vitae, listing degree(s) held and degree(s) sought.
h A one-page proposal by the graduate student describing the type of
crystallographic research to be partially supported by scholarship.
h A supportive letter from the sponsoring professor of an accredited
university or an institute of technology on institution letterhead.
Restrictions on the scholarship fund:
h 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
h No more than one scholarship will be awarded to applicants at any one
accredited institution per year.
h The funds of the scholarship are not to be used for travel.
A committee consisting of the ICDD Scholarship Committee Chairman, the
ICDD Chairman, the Chairman of the ICDD Education Subcommittee, the
ICDD Corporate Secretary 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 successful candidates.
Applications must be received by 31 October 2000. Fax transmittals
will be accepted until 31 October 2000, however a hard copy of the
application must be mailed and received by ICDD no later than 1
December 2000. E-mail applications are not acceptable. Please mail to:
Scholarship Awards Committee
C/O Secretary, International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.
International Centre for Diffraction Data
www.icdd.com, www.dxcicdd.com, www.ixas.org
webmaster at icdd
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