Summer Fellowships

of The Electrochemical Sociey


Award Rules

Purpose
The award, in the form of a fellowship, is given to assist a student during the summer months (June-September) in the pursuit of work in a field of interest to The Electrochemical Society.

The Award
The award shall be known as the Summer Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society. The award will consist of a check for $5,000 for the summer months of study. The naming of each fellowship shall be as follows. If one award is given during a year, it shall be called the Edward G. Weston Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society. If two awards are given, the second one shall be designated the Colin Garfield Fink Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society. If more than two awards are given, the third award shall be called the Joseph W. Richards Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society. If more than three awards are given, the fourth shall be called the F. M. Becket Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society. If more than four awards are given, the fifth shall be called the H. H. Uhlig Fellowship of The Electrochemical Society.

The awards will be funded by The Electrochemical Society Consolidated Fellowship Fund.

Candidates Qualifications
The award shall be made without regard to sex, citizenship, race or financial need. It shall be made to a graduate student pursuing work between the degrees of B.S. and Ph. D. in a college or university, and who will continue his or her studies after the summer period. A previous holder of the award is eligible for reappointment. Qualifications shall not be waived in case no candidate qualifies for the award within any one calendar year; instead, the funds normally allotted shall then be added to the investment capital for the awards. It is intended that the recipient should feel he or she is uniquely an ECS Summer Fellow during the period of his or her fellowship; to this end, he or she is required to not hold other named fellowships.

Requirements
A brief resume or abstract of 100-150 words concerning work performed shall be submitted to the Society by the recipient at the end of the award period, suitable for publication in The Electrochemical Society Interface. Acknowledgment shall be made of an ECS Summer Fellowship Award (Weston, Fink, Richards, or Becket) in any formal publication based on research to which this award period contributed.

Selection of Candidates
The Chair of the Education Committee shall appoint a subcommittee consisting of five members and one Chair who are on the academic staff of a school of higher learning. The members of the Committee shall be selected, if possible, from various regions of the world. Members should not be restricted to any one region. It is up to the sole judgment of the subcommittee to select candidates and to notify the Chair of the Education Committee of its selection by March 15. Announcement about the award shall be made at least 4 months prior to the deadline for receipt of applications in a Society publication that is distributed to all members. The deadline for receipt of applications shall be January 15.

Revised   May 15, 1976
Revision approved by the Board of Directors   October 15, 1992
Revision approved by the Board of Directors   May 20, 1993
Revision approved by the Board of Directors   May 6, 1999
Revision approved by the Board of Directors   May 18, 2000
Revision approved by the Board of Directors   November 2, 2006
Revision approved by the Board of Directors   May 22, 2008

 

For further information on any of the awards, please contact ECS by telephone at (609) 737-1902; or via e-mail: awards@electrochem.org.