KIC Graduate Fellowships

The 2022 cycle for applications has closed. The 2023 application cycle has not yet opened – check back for more information!

Our graduate fellowships are high profile, one-year positions designed to give promising young nanoscale researchers the opportunity to develop novel tools for imaging/control at the nanoscale that will enable their future research.


Our fellowships provide tuition, health insurance, and stipend for the relevant academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

Graduate students must be Post-A exam and enrolled in a PhD program in the College of Engineering.

Criteria for Selection:

Applications are judged on the qualifications of the candidate, quality and originality of the proposed research, and suitability to the KIC mission.

All applicants must have at least one Cornell faculty advisor. The faculty advisor must consult with a member of the KIC Executive Committee well in advance of proposal submission.

Submission Materials Required:

Candidates must submit a PDF application packet containing the following materials to

  • Candidate CV, including a list of publications.
  • One-page description of proposed research.
    • Include a descriptive title, and list all faculty sponsors at the top of the proposal.
    • Proposal must have a major component developing/utilizing next-generation tools for imaging/control at the nanoscale.
    • Consult your Cornell faculty sponsor(s) before submitting materials.
  • Letters of support: one letter signed by multiple Cornell sponsors is acceptable.