The graduate fellowship, established by the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS), is a prestigious grant and enables its winner to further explore a research topic in the areas of electrical insulation and dielectric phenomena. The fellowship aims at students pursuing their Ph.D. degree and is awarded for a one-year research topic aside (but close to) the larger research project of the applicant.
The submitting graduate student must be either a student member of IEEE or have applied for a student membership in IEEE at the time of application submission. Priority will be given to those students who are also DEIS members and if the major advisor for the student is also a DEIS member. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for consideration.
The DEIS Graduate Student awards are competitive, and the research proposals are refereed by members of the DEIS Education Committee (and/or other referees).
The fellowship is offered annually and will be awarded to 2-5 students. Each recipient receives an initial payment of $3000. The second and final payment of $2000 is made once the recipient published and presented the work at a DEIS conference.
Eligible candidates are full-time graduate students currently pursuing the Ph.D. degrees. The calls for research proposals for the upcoming academic year will be opened in April each year (next one in April 2024).
Winners of the 2023 graduate fellowship listed here
Prof. Christian M. Franck
Educational Committee Chair (2023 – ongoing)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)