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    American Vacuum Society Graduate Research Award

    Offered by American Vacuum Society

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 24, 2024
    10 awards worth

    Varies

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a registered graduate student in an accredited academic institution who is conducting research in the field of vacuum science and technology? If so, the American Vacuum Society Graduate Research Award may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the award grants a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium to approximately ten (10) applicants. To be considered for the scholarship, students must be nominated and submit a Curriculum Vitae and an abstract in PDF format.

    Following the Awards Committee Meeting in the Spring/Summer, the top eight (8) student nominees are notified and invited to present talks on their research to the Awards Committee in a virtual interview in late summer. After the interview, the remaining three (3) students of the eight (8) finalists will receive a Graduate Research Award.

    If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About American Vacuum Society

    The American Vacuum Society is an international community of scientists, engineers, and instrument manufacturers, which strives to promote research and communicate knowledge in the important areas of the surface, interface, vacuum, and thin film science and technology for the advancement of humankind. Recognition of outstanding scientific research and technological innovation is an important activity within AVS. Through their awards program, the Society recognizes and honors a wide range of extraordinary accomplishments vital to progress in fields of interest to AVS.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be conducting research in the field of vacuum science and technology.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Research abstract

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Vacuum Society at [email protected].

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