AATCC Foundation Pulcra Chemicals Graduate Fellowship is for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science at North Carolina State University Wilson College of Textiles or a Ph.D. degree in fibrous and polymeric materials at Clemson University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).
North Carolina State University:
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science in the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. Preference will be given to a master’s degree student who has made application and been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Fiber and Polymer Science (FPS). It is anticipated that students pursuing their master’s degree in Textile Engineering or Textile Chemistry at the Wilson College of Textiles will be encouraged by this fellowship opportunity to continue with the Wilson College of Textiles and to pursue studies towards a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science, although students from any technical background and from any institution are eligible. The fellowship is intended to be offered to a deserving student with intent for one academic year.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus on fibrous and polymeric materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University. Preference is for a graduating senior, or a master’s degree student who has made application and been accepted into the Ph.D. program. The fellowship is intended to be offered to a deserving student for one academic year.
Graduate students are to complete and submit an AATCC Foundation Graduate Fellowship application by or before March 31. The Pulcra Chemicals Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee will review all applications and nominate an intended recipient and submit this information to the AATCC Foundation Board of Directors for approval. In the event that the nominated recipient decides not to pursue his/her degree, the Foundation Board may approve another eligible recipient as an alternate.
The fellowship amount of $5,000 will be paid in full prior to the beginning of the fall semester each year, preferably in July or August, as the fall is typically the time incoming Ph.D. students begin the pursuit of their degrees.
Students receiving the AATCC Foundation Pulcra Chemicals Graduate Fellowship are eligible to attend the AATCC International Conference free of charge during the year of their fellowship, as is the case with other AATCC Foundation named fellowships. Under the current rules, the fellowship recipients would be allowed to ask for travel reimbursement for up to $500 from AATCC Foundation, provided expense receipts are submitted for such expenditures. There is also the possibility of the student submitting a poster regarding his/her Ph.D. research for consideration at the AATCC International Conference.
When applying for the CONNELLY/PERKINS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP or the GRADY,HAUSER,HOUSER,DANIELS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP, you will also be eligible for the PULCRA CHEMICAL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP, and your application will be directed to the Pulcra Chemicals Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee.