The Joint Undertaking for an African Materials Institute (JUAMI), formerly the Joint-US Africa Materials Institute, invites students to apply to a two week summer school on Materials for Sustainable Energy.
JUAMI has as its objectives the development of joint materials research and education activities between universities in Africa, the US and Europe. The major activity of this institute is an intensive two-week school in Africa with instruction by world-renowned researchers. The school features tutorials on cutting-edge energy materials topics; hands-on experiments and learning activities; research seminars by top materials scientists; and local cultural outings. Instruction will be provided to approximately 65 graduate and postdoctoral researchers, 20-25 from the US and 40-45 from Africa. The successful applicants will be recognized as JUAMI Fellows, and all expenses for their participation in the school, including travel costs, lodging and meals, will be paid for by JUAMI. To be eligible, the applicant must be a student enrolled in the doctoral program of their institution and be pursuing a degree in a materials related field. Preference will be given to those performing materials research in the area of sustainable energy. Post-doctoral applications will be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Successful applicants will have a strong interest in developing collaborations across international borders (US students with African students, and vice versa).
Application Package (Deadline March 15, 2016):
(2) description of current research (less than 600 words);
(3) brief explanation for interest (less than 500 words);
(4) letter of support from a mentor/supervisor.
The first three items should be combined into a single pdf document and sent by the applicant to the relevant JUAMI office.
The letter should be sent directly by the letter-writer to JUAMI.
Address for African applicants: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address for US and other applicants: mat-JUSAMI@umich.edu
Further information is available at http://juami.ms.northwestern.edu/index.html
For gender balance, female students are highly recommended to apply!