Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Yes! You may apply in the fall of your first year of study. The 1-year program timeline goes from winter break to winter break. Summers often are a crucial period for conducting research, and your advisor might have concerns about the timing. Be sure to involve your advisor in the application process.

Yes! You may apply in the fall of your second year of study. The 1-year program timeline goes from winter break to winter break. Summers often are a crucial period for conducting research or participating in an internship, and your advisor might have concerns about the timing.  Be sure to involve your advisor in the application process.

Advisors do not need to be listed as Internet of Catalysis mentor initially; we are happy to add new faculty to the team overtime. The important thing is that your advisor must agree to support the NRT goals and to participate in the management of the NRT. Advisors also need to understand that you are required to devote much of one summer in Internet of Catalysis activities and to write an interdisciplinary thesis/dissertation chapter related to goals of the Internet of Catalysis program.

Yes, as long as you plan to conduct graduate research that involves integrating computer science and catalysis.

We will begin to review applications on November 1. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if open spots remain. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible!

Wow, that sounds like a wonderful opportunity. However, the internship (or similar opportunity) conflicts with required NRT training activities.  We expect all trainees to participate in the structured interdisciplinary research during the summer. 

Yes, if you take the funding in consecutive years.

No.

Yes.

You certainly can audit courses and attend the trainings, seminars, and other NRT events. The training elements will be prioritized for trainees, with additional participants added if space is available.

No, the NRT program does not include funding for postdocs.

No, the NRT program does not include funding for international students. You are still welcome and encouraged to participate in the training with other funding sources.


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