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Industry Academic Fellowship Program

The Werth Family Foundation sponsored Industry Academic Fellowship (IAF) program at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology (CSCUCNT) provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary research in collaboration with educators and industry professionals. IAF engages fellow in science research with the opportunity to learn about the business aspects of that research.

During the course of this eight-week summer program, IAF students will conduct research while exploring the business-related aspects of technology. Research teams will be working on nanotechnology projects with topics including nano-medicine and nano-environmental studies.

Students will participate in business-related workshops, led by faculty from the SCSU School of Business. Students will learn about topics such as intellectual property, marketing, and patents. Students will gain knowledge of the technical aspects of industry-related research as well as the business aspects.

Dates – Summer 2022

Eligibility – This program is open to highly motivated science students from SCSU and Connecticut Community Colleges. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stipend – Each participant will receive a stipend of up to $5,000; [$4,000 during the eight weeks in the summer (June & July), up to $1,000 during the following fall and spring semester for work in the research labs.]

Application – The selection of IAF candidates is based on a personal statement (cover letter), resume, academic transcript, and one letter of recommendation.

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Deadline for submission of these documents and the online application is February 4, 2022

Application Requirements:

Official transcripts: Must be requested through your institution to and submitted electronically to Carey Ciaburri at
Letter of recommendation: If you do not have this when applying online, a link will be provided for you at the end of the application form which can be sent to the person writing your letter of recommendation.
Resume and cover letter: Upload directly in the application