Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships are available to work in the Advanced Materials Group (AMG)
If you are interested in working in the Advanced Materials Group (AMG), there are numerous scholarships available, which could make this possible for you. Most importantly, you should contact Prof Foster as soon as possible, to discuss options. Some of them are listed below for undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows, and others.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students are always welcome in the AMG. Most undergraduates are not paid during the fall / spring semester, but either volunteer, or do research for Undergraduate Research Credit (MSE 4994, or equivalent). A few opportunities for research for undergraduates is available for pay over the summer. 

For more information, visit the Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate page or talk with the Undergraduate Advisor.

Opportunities for Graduate Research

Graduate students are always welcome in the AMG. Qualified, talented and self-motivated students from all countries are eligible to apply for admission into Virginia Tech's Graduate Program, and the MSE Program. The AMG also accepts students from the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Degree Program, a graduate program focusing on polymers at Virginia Tech. 

Be sure to check the VT Graduate School Fellowship Page.

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research

Post doctoral fellows are always welcome in the AMG. There are a variety of funding opportunities for research / postdoctoral fellows in our group. Some funds are easier to access if there is already a talented Postdoc 'in line' for the the position, and can be included in a funding proposal. Please make sure to contact Prof Foster if interested. Even better if you have funding in mind, or lined up. 

Swiss Graduate Students (you do not have to be Swiss citizens, but only have graduated in Switzerland) can apply to the Swiss National Science Foundation Early Mobility Fellowship 

British citizens can apply to the Early Career Fellowship Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society Grants and British Council for postdoctoral fellowships. 

All EU citizens can obtain funding from the EU. Several options are available: 
- Marie Curie Fellowships 
- Horizon 2020 

Canadian citizens can apply for NSERC postdoctoral awards.