The Kavli Institute at Cornell develops and utilizes next-generation tools for exploring the nanoscale world. There are two graduate fellowships available through KIC, each with different eligibility requirements.

Now accepting Applications!  Click here for complete instructions.

THE KNIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION Graduate Fellowship in Nanoscale and Technology (KNIGHT FELLOW@KIC) is open to graduate engineering students in the 2nd or 3rd year of their PhD program.

THE WATT W. WEBB Graduate Fellowship in Nanoscience (WEBB@KIC) is open to Applied and Engineering Physics graduate students in the 2nd or 3rd year of their PhD program.


KIC Instrumentation Projects support the purchase, development, and use of novel scientific tools and approaches for probing the nanoscale.


Now accepting Applications! Click here for complete application instructions.

Previously funded projects.



KIC postdoctoral fellows are high-profile, two-year postdoctoral positions with significant independence and resources. The KIC Fellows program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Cornell. They will have access to the unparalleled resources and faculty available at Cornell in nanoscale science and technology. Please click here for 2016-17 application requirements and instructions.  Information for the 2017-18 cycle will be available soon.



  • The Kavli Foundation advances science for the benefit of humanity and promotes increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

    Read about exciting new research in nano, neuro and astro at Curious Stardust, the new Kavli Blog.

    Other Kavli Institutes in Nanoscience:

    Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology (KNI)

    Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft)

    Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology at Harvard University (KIBST)

    Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (ENSI)

  • Contact

    Kavli Institute at Cornell for
    Nanoscale Science
    420 Physical Sciences Building
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    Caroline Brockner, Program Asst.
    Phone: 607-255-5580