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PhD research assistantship position(s) are sometimes available to support graduate study leading to PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Physics, or Physics.

Computational Materials Group provides multidisciplinary, international working environment, with free exchange of ideas and out-of-box thinking highly encouraged.

Strong background in physics, materials science, or a related discipline is required. Experience with computational research is desirable but not necessary; sincere interest in performing creative scientific research work is required.

Information on the graduate admission process can be found on web pages of Materials Science Department or Engineering Physics Program.

An informal guide to the graduate application process for international students by a former Caltech student, Natalia Lukina, can be found here.

A guide prepared by Prof. Gayle Slaughter (BCM) can be found here.

Some guidlines from Dr. Eric Prebys, FNAL are here.

Additional opportunities for potential/current graduate students:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, deadline: November (US citizenship is required)
NSF Fellowships for Transformative Computational Science using Cyber Infrastructures, deadline: January (US citizenship or GC is required)
Graduate STEM Research Fellowship ($5,000 supplemental support), deadline: February (US citizenship is required)
VEF Fellowship Program, deadline: April (Vietnamese citizenship is required)
Bolashak Presidential Fellows Program (Kazakhstan citizenship is required)

Opportunities for undergraduate students:
RISE Program - summer internship in Germany, deadline: January, no citizenship requirements.
Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship (up to $8,500), deadline: February (US citizenship is required)

Opportunities for recent graduates (with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees):
Postdoctoral and post-Masterís research associates program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (most of the positions are open to non-US Citizens).

Useful information for new graduate students (housing, health insurance, life in Charlottesville, etc.) can be found here.