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Request for Proposals – NTC Summer School

Marc Cahay IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is initiating its Summer School Program in 2016. The first Summer School will be organized along some of the themes typically covered in the call for abstracts of the yearly IEEE Nano meeting, the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology Conference.  These include a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics, encompassing nanofabrication; nanomanufacturing; nanomaterials; nanobiomedicine; nanoenergy; nanoplasmonics; nanoelectronics; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nanorobotics; and characterization and modeling of nanostructures and devices.

The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology is geared towards senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers who are eager to deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Attendance is expected to be in the range of 20 to 50 participants. The main objective is to stimulate future generations to stay abreast of these rapidly evolving fields, and to foster participation in the adventure of research that will lead to the next generation of nanopioneers.

You are encouraged to submit a proposal to hold a 2016 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology. If the proposal is approved, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council will provide upon request a financial contribution to support the initiative. The co-funded amount depends on the available budget, the number of financed proposals and the soundness of the school budget, but will not exceed $40,000. We recall that organizers can take advantage of other initiatives, e.g., the IEEE Nano Distinguished Lecture Program to further support the school (related regulations apply).

The IEEE Summer School Subcommittee will review received proposals based on

  1. The quality of the proposed technical program and topic balance
  2. The soundness of the budget
  3. The length of the school
  4. The desirability of the venue
  5. The geographical balance of all funded summer schools (for future schools).

In writing your proposal please address the following aspects:

  1. Aim and theme.
  2. Lectures and lecturers. Indicate if lecturers have agreed to participate.
  3. Tentative program and schedule.
  4. Local organizer(s). Brief bios of the School director and leadership.
  5. Registration and accommodation. Tuition and venue.
  6. Budget and financial sponsor(s). Expected number of participants.

Important Dates:

  • Eligible period: May to September, 2016
  • Deadline for submitting the proposal: 31 October 2015
  • Notification of the outcome of the review process: 30 November 2015

Download the Summer School RFP here.

Please submit your proposal using the form below to the Summer School Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Marc Cahay at marc.cahay@uc.edu. Potential hosts are encouraged to contact the subcommittee to express their interest, and to work with the subcommittee so as to strengthen their proposals.

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