Ryan Graduate Fellowships
Made possible by a generous donation from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, Ryan Graduate 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 interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology makes 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. These include: Quarterly lunch or dinner meetings; annual attendance at a Northwestern football game with a pre-game tailgate party; participation in the IIN Seminar Series that offers opportunities to host and attend a private meeting with leading nanotechnology scientists; and the chance to conduct short-term, collaborative research in laboratories around the world.