The Resource Center for Science and Engineering is announcing its Fellowship Competition for academic year 2012, for the following RCSE projects: the NSF-EPSCoR/IFN.

The Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN)
is accepting applications for doctoral fellowships in the area of Nanotechnology only.

Application deadline
for the academic year 2011-2012:

<<<FRIDAY, January 13, 2012>>>********

Documents must be sent to:

By Mail:
María Vargas
IFN Fellowship Program
PO BOX 23334
San Juan, PR 00931-3334

In Person:
María Vargas;
Resource Center;
Science and Engineering;
Facundo Bueso Bld. Office # 304;
San Juan, PR;


Priscilla Hernandez
Resource Center for
Science and Engineering
Physics Bldg.  Office # 231
Mayagüez, PR

Application Requirements:
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy
  • Evidence of satisfactory academic progress according to the program’s schedule
  • Official transcript from undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Applicants must have as their mentor/advisor an IFN Researcher by the time that the fellowship is awarded. 
  • Two letters of recommendation (download online reference form): one must be from your IFN mentor and one from another nanotechnology researcher. The letter from the IFN mentor/advisor must state the specific IFN project in which the student will be working. 
  • Brief thesis research proposal (3-4 pages) signed by the IFN mentor
  • List of authored or co-authored publications and presentations. Make two lists: a) Publications and presentations after entering the doctoral program ; b) Publications and presentations before entering the doctoral program
  • Download and complete the application form and submit with all required documents


$27,600 annual ($2,300 monthly)


$2,500 annual


$2,400 annual (students to present their research)


$2,500 annual


If you need additional information, please contact Ms. Maria Vargas at: (, (787) 765-5170, ext. 2010 or (787) 765-6696.

Dr. Manuel Gómez, Director
Resource Center for Science and Engineering
University of Puerto Rico
PO Box 23334
San Juan, PR  00931-3334

Awards are subject to availability of funds..


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