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Identify Potential Colombian Graduate Student in Your Area
Purdue faculty members have the opportunity to recruit and fund graduate students through two agreements secured by the Institute. One agreement is with Colciencias, the Colombian department for science, technology and innovation. This agreement is focused upon providing fellowships to students studying biotechnology and nanotechnology. (In 2012, these focus areas will be expanded to include sustainability and educational frontiers). The additional agreement is with Colfuturo, a private Colombian foundation, which will provide graduate fellowships (both Master’s and Doctoral) to engineering students in all fields of engineering. Details about these two programs are provided below:
Under the Purdue-Colciencias agreement, over the next 4 years, Colciencias will offer up to 30 Jose de Caldas Doctoral Study Fellowships in nanotechnology and up to 30 Doctoral Study Fellowships in biotechnology. This provides a 5-year, fully paid fellowship to pursue doctoral studies at Purdue with participating faculty.
Colciencias is also in the process of developing a Junior Investigator Program, which will support up to 20 post-Bachelor’s degree Colombian students to conduct research with Purdue faculty in nanotechnology and biotechnology for a 6- to 12-month period.
Under the Purdue-Colfuturo agreement, qualifying students will receive a two-year, $25,000-per-year loan scholarship (currently only for students applying to engineering PhD programs). Colombian students applying for and satisfying the discipline’s eligibility requirements and who are offered a Colfuturo scholarship will also be offered Purdue Graduate School tuition scholarship (up to 10). As is typical for other Graduate school doctoral Fellows, faculty who accept one of these students must guarantee the final two years of support (from researchers funds or departmental/center funds). It is possible that Colfuturo will offer scholarships to Masters degree students and/or more than the target for 10 PhD scholarships. Those students will not receive the Graduate School tuition scholarship, but may still be desirable to interested faculty.
How A Faculty Member Can Identify Potential Graduate Students Through the Colombia-Purdue Institute
Contact Your Graduate
Review application folders of Colombian students seeking grad school admission
Inform Graduate Office of your interest in a student.
The student will be reviewed for admission.
Normal International Student Application Pathway
Student Awarded Colfuturo Scholarship
Student Awarded Colciencias Scholarship
Student awarded 5-year, fully
paid fellowship to pursue doctoral
studies at Purdue with participating
faculty. Student officially admitted
and receives details for obtaining
Three possible outcomes
Student is admitted by Purdue with Graduate School tuition, in which Colfuturo and the tuition scholarship provides two years full funding. Funds for subsequent years depends on student’s satisfactory progress
Student does not receive Graduate School tuition scholarship but a Â¼ -time research assistantship. from a professor which, together with Colfuturo funds, can secure the formal admission and visa;
Student does not receive TA/RA funding and must find a different source of support.
Student applies for
funding from Colfuturo and/or Coliencias
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