Roberto Rocca Fellowships

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Nationality
Romania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela
Type of Award
External
Deadline for applying
15/12/2016

Award Description

For exceptional university graduates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and Venezuela, the Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships to help fund studies towards the Ph.D. degree in specific fields of study that include Materials Science, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering (see Eligibility requirements), at a university of the student's choosing outside his or her home country.

Each year the Programme awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships. Fellows are selected by the Program's Scientific Committee comprising senior managers of the sponsoring companies.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate’s financial need but in general Fellowships do not cover all expenses and candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding. At the discretion of the Roberto Rocca Education Program, fellowships may be renewed for up to an additional two years.

Value of Award

Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate’s financial need but in general candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding. There are approximately 12-15 scholarships available every year.

Eligibility Criteria

Roberto Rocca Fellowships are open to students who are citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela and Romania, and who will enter a Ph.D. program outside their own country or who have already begun their studies towards a Ph.D. at a university outside their own country.

Employees of the sponsoring companies are ineligible for the Fellowships.

Fellowship candidates are free to designate any university outside their own country for the Fellowship. However, the program's Scientific Committee will take into consideration the candidate's choice of university and program of study in evaluating and selecting Fellows.

Disciplines and specific fields of study supported through the Fellowships include:

Metallurgy

  • Steel: production processes and innovative products
  • Physical metallurgy of steels and high-alloy materials
  • Innovative heat treatment and processing
  • Rolling technology of flat products/hot and cold deformation
  • Physical metallurgy of welding
  • Extractive metallurgy

Materials Science Engineering

  • Technology of surface modification
  • Composites
  • Coatings for steel products
  • Nano-structured materials
  • Ceramic materials
  • Refractory materials

 Mechanical Engineering

  • Computational mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics and structural reliability
  • Machinability and advanced manufacturing technology
  • Tribology
  • Control systems
  • Metalforming
  • Alternative energies
  • Robotics

Petroleum Engineering

  • Fluid flows analysis
  • Pipeline technology
  • Well completion and control
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Enhanced oil recovery processes
  • Well logging
  • Non-conventional oil production
  • Secondary recovery
  • String design
  • Extreme service conditions (HT/HP)

Fellows are required to make a moral commitment to contribute to the economic and industrial development of their country of origin.

How to Apply

Applications for the Fellowships must be submitted via the online Fellowship application on the Roberto Rocca Education Programme’s website. The two-month application period for the Roberto Rocca Fellowships begins in mid-October of each year.

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005

Website
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students/finance/scholarships/robertorocca.aspx