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Student Grant Information

The National Science Foundation (NSF), Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT), and the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) have announced grant programs to support over 50 students to attend the co-located WorldPM2020 (World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials), AMPM2020 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy), and the 2020 Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials conferences in Montreal.

The grants cover the full conference registration fee (including the opening and closing events and 3 luncheons), and 4-nights hotel accommodations, in double-occupancy. All other travel-related expenses are to be covered by the student or his/her institution.

Seventy-six students from 31 universities were able to attend POWDERMET2019 and AMPM2019 in Phoenix. Our goal is to increase the amount of universities participating this year!

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14 by Noon EST.

Registration Deadline for Awardees: March 27.

Complete one application and be considered for all eligible grants.  Apply Now

Review the requirements for the NSF Grant | MPIF Grant | CPMT/Axel Madsen Grant

 

2019 Grant Winning Students

Important Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student as of February 14, 2020. Unfortunately, postdoctoral scholars are not eligible.
    • NSF Grants: U.S. citizens from U.S. universities only, pursuing a PhD or below (35 grants available)
    • MPIF Grants: Pursuing a PhD or below (15 grants available)
    • CPMT/Axel Madsen Grants: Pursuing a Master’s degree or below (4 grants available)
      • Each CPMT/Axel Madsen Grant recipient will be required to submit a detailed report of their conference experience that will be published in a future issue of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy
  • Attend the entire conference (June 27–July 1).
  • Poster: Preparation of a project poster of research on powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, metal additive manufacturing, or particulate technology to be displayed at the conference.
  • Presentation: A 10-minute oral presentation in a PowerPoint format of the poster during a scheduled Talk ‘N Technology session to further enhance the student's conference experience.
  • Application Deadline:  Friday, February 14th by noon EST.
    • Students will be notified of acceptance by March 1st.
    • The conference registration deadline for awardees is March 27th.
    • Grants are non-transferable.
***Remember – U.S. citizens require a U.S. passport to return to the U.S.
National Science Foundation Grant Information

Scope of the Grant

National Science Foundation (NSF) Student Grant Awards will directly cover the full-registration fee and hotel accommodation in double-occupancy. Recipients must be U.S. citizens from U.S. universities.

The grant includes:

  • Access to all WorldPM2020, AMPM2020, and Tungsten2020 technical presentations
  • Exhibition admission
  • Conference proceedings
  • Opening Night Reception
  • Opening General Session and Industry Recognition
  • Design Excellence Awards and Exhibition luncheons
  • Closing event
  • Registration bag with handouts
  • Double-occupancy hotel accommodations for 4-nights
  • Attend the entire conference (Saturday–Wednesday). Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Recipients are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and meals outside of the included conference events.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14 by Noon EST.

Registration Deadline for Awardees: March 27.

Required Presentation: A project poster is to be displayed at the conference and a 10-minute synopsis of the poster in the form of a PowerPoint presentation will be scheduled during a Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology poster session. This requirement is designed to further enhance the student’s conference experience.

Apply Now    Complete one application and be considered for all eligible grants.

Please email Stephanie Schember, or call 609-452-7700 ext. 114, with any questions.

Download the Poster and Presentation Requirements

National Science Foundation LogoMPIF is grateful to the National Science Foundation for its support of students to attend the POWDERMET2019 & AMPM2019 annual conferences. This support provides student participants with opportunities to exchange ideas with leading researchers and engineers from worldwide industrial and governmental facilities, as well as with students and faculty from both domestic and international universities. Student participants will learn the latest research areas and results in powder metallurgy fields of interest. These opportunities will not only improve the students’ knowledge in the field, but also develop scientists and engineers who are ideally suited to create the next generation of designs in powder metallurgy and metal additive manufacturing that will push materials and manufacturing capabilities.

MPIF Grant Information

Scope of the Grant

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Student Grant Awards will directly cover the full registration fee and hotel accommodation in double-occupancy.

The grant includes:

  • Access to all WorldPM2020, AMPM2020, and Tungsten2020 technical presentations
  • Exhibition admission
  • Conference proceedings
  • Opening Night Reception
  • Opening General Session and Industry Recognition
  • Design Excellence Awards and Exhibition luncheons
  • Closing event
  • Registration bag with handouts
  • Double-occupancy hotel accommodations for 4-nights
  • Attend the entire conference (Saturday–Wednesday). Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Recipients are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and meals outside of the included conference events.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14 by Noon EST.

Registration Deadline for Awardees: March 27.

Required Presentation: A project poster is to be displayed at the conference and a 10-minute synopsis of the poster in the form of a PowerPoint presentation will be scheduled during a Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology poster session. This requirement is designed to further enhance the student’s conference experience.

Apply Now    Complete one application and be considered for all eligible grants.

Please email Stephanie Schember, or call 609-452-7700 ext. 114, with any questions.

Download the Poster and Presentation Requirements

MPIF LogoMetal Powder Industries Federation is the North American trade association formed by the powder metallurgy industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries and provides a single point of reference for all MPIF member companies.

CPMT/Axel Madsen Grant Information

Scope of the Grant

CPMT/Axel Madsen Conference Grant Awards are provided to full time Master’s degree students or below involved in studies relating to the field of powder metallurgy. Prior CPMT/Axel Madsen Grant recipients are ineligible. After the conference, the student must prepare a detailed report of their conference experience to be published in the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy.

The grant includes:

  • Access to all WorldPM2020, AMPM2020, and Tungsten2020 technical presentations
  • Exhibition admission
  • Conference proceedings
  • Opening Night Reception
  • Opening General Session and Industry Recognition
  • Design Excellence Awards and Exhibition luncheons
  • Closing event
  • Registration bag with handouts
  • Double-occupancy hotel accommodations for 4-nights
  • Attend the entire conference (Saturday–Wednesday). Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Recipients are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and meals outside of the included conference events.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14 by Noon EST.

Registration Deadline for Awardees: March 27.

Required Presentation: A project poster is to be displayed at the conference and a 10-minute synopsis of the poster in the form of a PowerPoint presentation will be scheduled during a Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology poster session. This requirement is designed to further enhance the student’s conference experience.

Apply Now   Complete one application and be considered for all eligible grants.

Please email Stephanie Schember, or call 609-452-7700 ext. 114, with any questions.

Download the Poster and Presentation Requirements

CPMT/Axel Madsen Conference Grants History
CPMT LogoAxel Madsen was well-known in the PM industry as a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded Allied Sinterings, Inc., Danbury, CT, in 1959. The company actually began in a converted diner with four employees and went on to develop a successful niche business producing high-precision, small, and intricate PM parts. Madsen was a creative toolmaker and an expert on high-precision PM parts. He was active in the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association (PMPA) of MPIF and served as a director.

The Axel Madsen Conference Grant Program was established by his family to encourage students to learn more about PM technology and pursue careers in the PM industry. Annually, four students receive full registration to the annual conference and a stipend for travel and lodging.

Grant Application

This application submits your information for consideration for all three grant programs.