The International Center for Materials Resarch (ICMR) at UC Santa Barbara awards International Research Fellowships to support research visits to non-US laboratories for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty affiliated with US Institutions. Typical durations are 1 - 3 months, with award amounts for travel and expenses of up to $5000; we anticipate that the applicant will continue to receive their regular salary support from their home institution. Conference travel is not supported.
The application consists of a 1-page research proposal describing the collaborative work to be pursued and emphasizing the nature and motivation of the international component, a short CV and (for students and postdocs) a letter of support from the advisor. The application materials should be sent to the ICMR Program Coordinator, Ra Thea (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications are evaluated twice a year, in spring and fall. The fall deadline to submit an application is October 31st. The spring deadline to submit an application is April 30th. Applications received from May through October will be considered during the next application cycle in October 2011. Our funding structure prioritizes collaborations with countries that are not in Western Europe.