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Welch Scholarship


To encourage promising scholars who wish to study vacuum science, techniques or their application in any field.

Researchers who applied unsuccessfully for previous Welch Scholarships may apply again. Applications for renewal of the Scholarship are not accepted.


Open to applicants of any nationality who hold the minimum of a Bachelor's degree, although preference is given to those holding a doctoral degree.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

1 year

Award Value

US$15,000. The scholarship money is paid in three installments – one of $7,500 at the beginning, another of $7,000 six months after he/she has started work, and a third of $500 upon delivery of a final report after completion of work.

Application procedure

Applicants must complete and submit an application form with a research proposal, a curriculum vitae and two letters of reference. More information and application forms can be obtained from the website.

Closing date

April 15th



Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Postgraduate

International Union for Vacuum Science and Technology (IUVSTA)

The International Union for Vacuum Science and Technology (IUVSTA) is a non-government organization whose member societies represent all vacuum scientists, engineers and technologists in their country.

Contact Details

  • 1244 34 2675, 771 34 03525
  • 7005 86 0135
  • 84 Oldfield Drive
    Vicars Cross
    CH3 5LW
    United Kingdom

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the International Union for Vacuum Science and Technology (IUVSTA) by using the links below.


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