ARFTG Microwave Measurement Student Fellowship Guidelines
recognize and provide financial assistance to graduate students who show
promise and interest in pursuing research related to improvement of radio
frequency and microwave measurement techniques.
or more $5000 awards may be granted each year. The number to be presented will
be determined by the ARFTG Executive Committee yearly based on available
funding and on the number and quality of applications received. The
application deadline will be listed on the web site.
Award will be made to an educational institution for support of named
student, but managed by a faculty advisor or supervisor. No overhead rates
shall be applied by the institution.
Award shall be used primarily for graduate student stipend. At least
2/3 of the funds must be used for this purpose. If desired, an amount not to
exceed 1/3 of the award funding may be used for travel and supplies (excluding
capital equipment) related to the measurement related research project
proposed as part of the application. Examples of appropriate travel
expenditure include travel to an ARFTG conference to present measurement
related research results or to a company or government laboratory that has
agreed to collaborate with the work.
Student shall be pursuing a full-time course of study leading to a
graduate degree in engineering, physics, applied physics or computer science.
If the student graduates, or for any other reason leaves the university,
before funds are expended, the faculty advisor or supervisor may use the funds
in support of another student in similar research pursuits.
Award shall not be used for capital equipment purchase nor for faculty
compensation (sometimes termed "release time").
This award may be granted in addition to any other support received by
There is no limit to the number of applications per year per
institution; a maximum of one award will be made per year per institution.
An individual student may receive this award only once.
Proposals for ARFTG Fellowship Awards are due by October 1st
each year. Announcement of awards will be made at the Fall ARFTG conference
following the deadline.
Any publications or presentations resulting from ARFTG fellowship
grants shall be marked with the statement "This work was sponsored in part
by a fellowship from the Automatic RF Techniques Group."
Within two years from the award date, reporting on the use of the
fellowship funding is required in at least one of the following ways:
1.Writing one or more ARFTG papers that benefited from the fellowship, or 2. A
short report explaining how the funds were applied towards the project goals
and explaining the status of the work and student applicant. Any papers
presented at other than ARFTG conferences are to be attached to this report.
Lack of such reporting would make a future award endorsed by the same faculty
must have a bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, or computer science.
must be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate degree seeking program
in engineering, physics, or computer science at a suitably qualified
institution of higher learning.
must be carrying out (or plan to carry out) research as part of his/her degree
program, not just taking course work.
research project must clearly involve RF/microwave measurements, and be
supervised by a full-time faculty member. Proposed work can be a sub-set of a
broader thesis or dissertation problem.
advisor or supervisor must be an ARFTG member or the proposal must be
sponsored/endorsed by an ARFTG member. For assistance in identifying an
appropriate ARFTG sponsor, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator at the
proposals that involve collaboration with companies and/or government agencies
are allowed. Particularly encouraged are projects that can form the basis for
a paper to be presented at an ARFTG conference.
applicant should submit a pdf document, addressing all items enumerated in the
by e-mail to the Fellowship Coordinator. In addition, the applicant is
responsible to ask his/her faculty advisor or supervisor and, if applicable,
the endorsing ARFTG member to e-mail the requested information and letter(s)
of reference directly to the Fellowship Coordinator prior to the deadline.
more information is needed, please contact:
Prof. Patrick Roblin