Student & Post-Doc Support

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring awards for complimentary registration for students and postdoctoral fellows studying in the United States. The objective is to broaden the participation from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, participants from underrepresented communities and women, and undergraduate students that aspire to learn more about the field of fracture and fatigue. The aim is to grow the pipeline of researchers interested in fracture and fatigue, which are topics that have applications in several fields including safety of mechanical, civil, and aerospace systems, improvements in health and quality of life, and homeland security.

The complimentary registration, a value of $400 for students and postdoctoral fellows, provides full access to all plenary and technical sessions, exhibition, welcome reception, an early career attendee mixer, two coffee breaks per day, and lunch each day.  The early career attendee mixer is designed to provide professional development/mentoring for the sponsored students and postdocs.  The national steering committee, symposia organizers, and plenary speakers will be invited and encouraged to intermingle with the students and postdocs.

To be eligible for this support, the participant must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A postdoctoral fellow at a U.S. academic institution or national laboratory,
  • A doctoral (Ph.D.) student at a U.S. academic institution,
  • A master of science (M.S.) student at a U.S. academic institution,
  • A bachelor of science (B.S.) student at a U.S. academic institution.

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are encouraged to make a poster presentation.  The deadline for receiving abstracts for the poster presentations is March 31, 2023.  To submit an abstract, you will need to be registered on this site and follow the instructions to submit an abstract.

Click the following link to access the complimentary registration application form. Complimentary Registration Application

The deadline is March 31, 2023, or until funds have been used up.  Therefore, we encourage applications for complimentary registration to be submitted as soon as possible.