This grant program assists undergraduate and graduate students with research in textile chemistry and on textile-related projects. The purpose is to encourage original research in textile design, materials, processing, and testing. Research findings will be made available to the public and will be used in the education of college and university students. Grants range from $500 to $4,000.
Priority to projects that involve laboratory and end-use correlation studies, wet processing research, or other topics identified by the Foundation.
Importance and practical value to textile science
Relevancy to current activities, issues, and/or needs of textile processing
Scientific contributions to the field of textiles
Experimental design and methodology
Applicant’s ability to conduct the proposed research
Feasibility of conducting the proposed research, based on size and scope of project,
facilities, and cost
Anticipated presentation at technical programs such as the AATCC International Conference, or technical committee meetings, and/or publication in technical textile magazines, journals or conference proceedings
Please note that the applicant’s major professor or advisor is encouraged to write a supporting cover letter that addresses the importance of the problem or implications of the research and the student’s ability to conduct the proposed research.
AATCC Foundation requests the faculty advisor and student to complete the Student Research Support shortly after the project has been completed, but no later than December 31; this form should be sent to Dr. Yiqi Yang and Debra Hibbard.
Grant recipients may request an additional reimbursement of up to $500 for travel and/or registration to present the research project at a technical conference.
Reimbursement will be determined based on the project and the event. Priority will be given to presentations at the AATCC International Conference or other AATCC programs.
Obtain pre-approval before making travel arrangements. Submit receipts immediately following the presentation.