Corona Virus Information Updated February 5, 2021

Kavli-PARADIM Summer/Sabbatical Fellowship

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PARADIM invites faculty and researchers from underrepresented groups in STEM fields for an immersive experience in materials discovery at the Platform. The Kavli-PARADIM Fellowship enables extensive visits of faculty and their students to PARADIM sites to perform research in PARADIM User Facilities and to make lasting connections with PARADIM faculty, scientists, and graduate students.

The program’s specific goal is to engage participants from underrepresented minorities (URM), URM-serving institutions, HBCUs and non-PWIs, and to foster and strengthen their connection to PARADIM. In addition to longer full summer and sabbatical visits, this program will also bring faculty to Cornell for short research visits (2–4-week period) to learn details of the PARADIM facilities and develop their research project, which will be externally reviewed.

The anticipated support for participants will include stipends ($1,000-$1,300 per week) and expenses for reasonable round-trip travel up to $1,000 will be reimbursed.


Applications for the inaugural 2021 Summer/Sabbatical Fellowship Program consist of only two elements, to be provided on the submission webpage:

  • Project idea with tentative title to be detailed in a short paragraph,
  • Applicant’s affiliation and related details on the fillable Proposal Cover Sheet (pdf).


We anticipate internal review of the received applications and will reach out to discuss further details.

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Applications to the Kavli-PARADIM Summer/Sabbatical Fellowship are managed by the PARADIM User Program. General inquiries should be directed at

Dr. Thomas Dienel
Associate Platform Director