The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and the Bureau of Reclamation are pleased to announce a call for applications for the AMTA/Reclamation Fellowships for Membrane Technology.
The Fellowships are competitive awards given to graduate students pursuing a full-time Master’s degree or Ph.D. conducting research in innovations for water treatment in membrane-related research at a university or college in the United States.
The need to reduce the cost, energy usage and environmental impacts in advanced water treatment and desalination is membrane technology-based; therefore, a focus should be on innovation of new systems or optimization of existing technology. The need for additional work in innovation is critical in meeting water supply demand in the United States, greater so in the arid western states of the country.
AMTA/Reclamation Fellowships for Membrane Technology
|Length of Award:||1 year (2021-2022 academic year)|
|Amount of Award:||$11,750|
|Number Awarded:||4 Fellowships available|
|Requirements:||Research must pertain to the advancement of membrane technology in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries. The research must be consistent with AMTA’s vision to “solve water supply and quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology.”|
|Possible areas of study are:||
AMTA/Reclamation Fellowship awardees are required to attend and share their research through a podium presentation or poster at the 2022 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 21 – 25, 2022. MTC registration fees and travel expenses, including accommodations at the host hotel, are to be covered by the awardee using award funds. A mid-year report is due September 2021 and a final report due September 2022 .
Application Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021
About AMTA and Reclamation
AMTA and the Bureau of Reclamation are partnering to provide funding for graduate student fellowships. The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Interior and is the nation’s largest wholesale water supplier and second largest producer of hydroelectric power. It is forming partnerships with private industry, universities, water utilities, and others to address a broad range of desalting and water purification needs. Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread, but where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that has a national significance–where the issues are of large-scale concern and the benefits accrue to a large sector of the public.
As the leading professional association dedicated specifically to membrane treatment technology and research, AMTA administers fellowship awards for university students researching the use of membranes for water treatment. With more than $500,000 awarded since 2007, AMTA’s research fellowships lead to cutting-edge innovations in membrane technology and provide career development for some of our brightest young minds.