Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

2015 FORC Workshop - Scholarship Information

2015 First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) Workshop

July 23-24, 2015

A Research Symposia and Hands-On Training

on the Use of FORCs to Characterize Magnetic Materials




Scholarship Information

The U.S. National Science Foundation has provided funding to help support graduate students and early career scientists (<5 years from the completeion of their Masters or PhD project) from US Institutions to participate in the 2015 FORC Workshop.  NSF Scholarship Awardees will be provided with free room and board and will be reimbursed for up to $640 of the cost of economy round trip airfare (or equivalent ground transportation). Each NSF Scholarship Awardee will be required to present a poster about their research during the poster session on the evening of Thursday, July 23rd. Each poster should fit within a 4 foot by 4 foot space.

The NSF funding for this workshop will allow us to provide ~25 scholarships to graduate students and early career scientists.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Student's or early career scientist's research activity in the field of magnetism
  • Potential benefit to the student's or early career scientist's research and career development.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Geographic, gender and cultural diversity  

We encourage students and early career scientists working in the disciplines of engineering, physics, materials science, and Earth Science to apply for these scholarships.

Please contact both of the workshop organizers by email ( and to apply for a NSF Scholarship to the 2015 FORC Workshop. Please provide a short description of your research, your status as a graduate student or early career scientist, and the title of your proposed poster.

Scholarhsip applications must be received by the deadline, July 20, 2015.

Questions about the 2015 FORC Workshop should be directed to the chief organizers Josh Feinberg (Institute for Rock Magnetism, Univ. Minnesota, and Leonard Spinu (Advanced Materials Research Institute, Univ. New Orleans,

NSF funding is being provided generously through the Divisions of Earth Sciences (EAR) and Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS).


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