（IUVSTA- The International M.W. Welch Scholarship Award）
Dear IUVSTA Stake-Holder,
Please advertise this Opportunity for Outstanding Young Scientists to Travel and Work at a Foreign Lab, the International M. W. Welch Scholarship Award. This award will provide $15,000 for a young researcher to travel to and work at a lab in another country. “Young” is defined as within one year of a PhD, or up to two years after obtaining a PhD. The duration of the stay is between 3 months and 1 year. The duration depends upon the cost of living of the location chosen and level of the applicant. A partial list of laboratories willing to host the awardee can be found here: http://iuvsta.org/main/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Possible-Welch-Scholarship-Hosting-Laboratories-1.xlsx . Note that this list is not exhaustive, and the candidate is welcome to propose any laboratory which is willing to host the stay.
A link to the application can be found here: http://iuvsta.org/welch-application/ . It will require uploading a CV, a plan of the research to be done, a letter from the hosting institution, and two reference letters. The successful candidate will be of outstanding merit and have a research plan which will has significant impact on the candidate’s career.
The first application deadline is: June 15, 2019.
We are hoping to have many applicants to choose from, so please spread the word about this opportunity far and wide. Last year we had 7 applicants and the winner was a person who studied in Hong Kong who is now spending three months in the US. This is an excellent opportunity for young scientists/engineers.