Made possible by a generous donation from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, Ryan Fellowships support outstanding graduate students dedicated to the exploration of fundamental nanoscale science and to advancing this knowledge into practical applications of benefit to society.
The inherent interdisciplinarity of nanotechnology research make these fellowships appropriate for graduate students from a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. In addition to their research, Ryan Fellows are part of a community of scholars and have unique educational and networking opportunities.
There are two competitions for Ryan Fellowships each year. The first is held in the early part of the year and is open only to students who are applying to Northwestern for graduate studies. The second is held in May each year and is open to current Northwestern graduate students.
Applicants must be nominated by their faculty sponsors and their departments. Nominations are carefully reviewed and fellows selected by the Ryan Fellowship Committee (a group appointed by the IIN Director and representing different schools and departments).
For more information on this program, please visit The Graduate School’s Ryan Fellowship page.
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