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Student Grant

We know travel plans are uncertain right now, but we are moving forward with our professionally rewarding conferences. PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 in Orlando are pivotting to hybrid conferences to ensure that all speakers are provided the opportunity to present their work and delegates can advance their knowledge, regardless of travel restrictions that could have made participating impossible.  In addition to live presentations, all recorded presentations will be available on-demand. Registrants will no longer need to try and be in two places at once!

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology (CPMT) have announced grant programs to support over 30 students to attend the PowderMet2021 (International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials), AMPM2021 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy), and the 2021 International Conference on Tungsten, Refractory and Hardmaterials conferences, June 20-23, 2021, in Orlando. 

The grants, valued at $2,900, cover the full conference registration fee (including the opening and closing events and 2 luncheons), and 3-nights hotel accommodations (single-occupancy to minimize the COVID-19 concerns).*  All other travel-related expenses are to be covered by the student or his/her institution.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021.

Complete one application and be considered for all eligible grants.  Click here to apply.

* Subject to change due to COVID-19 concerns/conditions.

Grant Eligibility Requirements

 

Must be a full-time student as of February 15, 2021. Unfortunately, Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible.

NSF Grants: 
Students from U.S. universities only, pursuing a PhD or below (30 grants available)

CPMT/Axel Madsen Grants:
Pursuing a Master’s degree or below (4 grants available)

Review the full requirements fo the
NSF Grant or CPMT/Axel.

 

All Grant Recipients are required to:
  • Attend the entire conference in-person or virtually (June 20–June 23).
  • Prepare a project poster of research on powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, metal additive manufacturing, or other particulate technology to be displayed at the conference. (must also submit an electronic file of the poster)
  • Prepare a 25-minute oral presentation of the poster during a scheduled Talk ‘N Technology session to further enhance the student's conference experience.  A narrated PowerPoint presentation is required if attending virtually.  Recipients are highly encouraged to also submit a publishable manuscript of their work for the conference proceedings. 

 

  • Application Deadline:  Monday, February 15th by noon EST.
    • Students will be notified of acceptance by March 1st.
    • The conference registration deadline for awardees is March 26th.
    • Grants are non-transferable.

   * Subject to change due to COVID-19 concerns/conditions. 

 

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 single-occupancy. Recipients must be full-time students from U.S. universities.

The grant includes:

  • Access to all PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 technical presentations
  • Access to all technical presentations on demand for up to two weeks post-conference.
  • Exhibition admission and access to on demand exhibitor commercial presentations and contact information.
  • Post-conference digital proceedings of PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 technical manuscripts
  • Opening Night Reception (in-person only)
  • Opening General Session and Industry Recognition
  • Luncheons (in-person only)
  • Closing event (in-person only)
  • Registration bag with handouts (in-person only)
  • Single-occupancy hotel accommodations for 3-nights (in-person only)
  • Attend the entire conference (Sunday–Wednesday). Please make your travel plans accordingly. (in-person only)

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

The conference registration deadline for awardees is March 26.

Please note that a requirement is the preparation of a project poster to be displayed at the conference (if in-person) and a 25-minute oral presentation of the poster in the form of a PowerPoint presentation (or narrated PowerPoint recording) during a scheduled Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology session. This requirement is designed to further enhance the student’s conference experience.  As the required presentation is oral, recipients are highly encouraged to also submit a publishable manuscript of their work to be included in the conference proceedings.

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 PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 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.

 

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 PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 technical presentations
  • Access to all technical presentations on demand for up to two weeks post-conference.
  • Exhibition admission and access to on demand exhibitor commercial presentations and contact information.
  • Post-conference digital proceedings of PowderMet2021, AMPM2021, and Tungsten2021 technical manuscripts
  • Opening Night Reception
  • Opening General Session and Industry Recognition
  • Luncheons (in-person only)
  • Closing event (in-person only)
  • Registration bag with handouts (in-person only)
  • Single-occupancy hotel accommodations for 3-nights (in-person only)
  • Attend the entire conference (Sunday–Wednesday). Please make your travel plans accordingly. (in-person only)

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

The conference registration deadline for awardees is March 26.

Please note that a requirement is the preparation of a project poster to be displayed at the conference (if in-person) and a 25-minute oral presentation of the poster in the form of a PowerPoint presentation (or narrated PowerPoint recording) during a scheduled Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology session. This requirement is designed to further enhance the student’s conference experience.  As the required presentation is oral, recipients are highly encouraged to also submit a publishable manuscript of their work to be included in the conference proceedings.   

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
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Axel Madsen was well-known in the PM industry as a successful entrepreneur. He co-founded Allied Sinterings, Inc., Danbury, CT, in 1959. The company 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 both grant programs.

 

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