The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University periodically offers the Grassmann Fellowship in Clay Mineralogy. This competitive fellowship is open to doctoral-level candidates in the general area of clay mineralogy and carries a tuition waiver plus a stipend, renewable on a yearly basis for up to 3 years. The fellowship also includes a budget for research and travel expenses.
The successful candidate for this fellowship will conduct research of his or her own choosing in the broad area of clay mineralogy. Our department has outstanding facilities for fundamental and applied studies of clay minerals, including new X-ray diffraction, thermoanalytical, and scanning electron microscope laboratories and excellent applied clay mineralogy, stable isotope, and biogeochemical facilities. Applicants should have a good background in mineral sciences and/or geochemistry and familiarity with X-ray diffraction. Proficiency in writing and speaking English is required. Preference will be given to students with a strong quantitative background.