Eligibility & the Application Process

Graduate students both MS and PhD in disciplines ranging from chemical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, engineering) to data sciences (computing, business analytics, statistics, mathematics) interested in convergence research related to the advancement of circular economies are invited to apply to become CEDAR trainees to participate in this interdisciplinary CEDAR traineeship program at WPI.

We offer 30 Ph.D.-level CEDAR fellowships. Ph.D. students that are U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents can in addition apply to be funded as prestigious CEDAR fellows by this NSF project grant. CEDAR fellows will be funded with a highly competitive full 12-month stipend, tuition, health insurance, with full access to additional opportunities. In the event you are not offered CEDAR fellowship funding, you are still eligible to participate as a trainee and receive funding via other sources. 

Beyond joining a community of scholars and partake in the forward-looking curriculum, research and professional development opportunities, all CEDAR trainees are eligible to apply for project funding including travel funding, patent fees, and other project costs annually.

To become CEDAR trainee and/or CEDAR fellow, you need to apply and be admitted into one of the participating departments or programs in chemical sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, engineering such as chemical, civil and material engineering) or data sciences (data science, computer science, business analytics, statistics, mathematical sciences).

To learn more about CEDAR, submit the “Inquire” form below and a member of the CEDAR Faculty Committee will reach out to you.