FAQ

Q. I am graduating in May 2017.  Am I still eligible for this opportunity?

A. Unfortunately no.  However, we encourage you to contact professors in the department to see if they have hourly wage positions that they would be interested in employing you on.

Q. The fellowship information site says "and from the general chemical engineering faculty list," does that imply that I can look into any research that any Chemical Engineering professor is doing, regardless if it has to do with biomolecular engineering or not, or am I limited to just the biology-related research within the Chemical Engineering department?

A. Yes!  There are 6 positions on Bio related work and 6 on any other (including bio) area of chemical engineering.

Q. Also, should I be interested in and list more than one professor (three or four?) in my application, or should I choose one specifically (and should I email all of them concerning my intent to list them on my application?)

A. We would like you to make one selection if at all possible.  Please talk to the groups you are interested in. You will need to get a letter of support saying that this lab will support you from the professor you have talked to about working in the lab for the summer. If you list two groups, we will need two letters of support.  All letters should be emailed to manish.kumar@psu.edu with the Subject: Summer Research Fellowship 2017

Q. Lastly, for a letter of support, when it says sent directly, that means directly from the professor to you, correct?

A. All support letters should be emailed to manish.kumar@psu.edu with the Subject: Summer Research Fellowship 2017

 
 

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