November 2, 2022

At the end of each May, the U.S. student participants (graduate or undergraduate level) will be technically and culturally prepared for two (2) weeks at the leading site in the U.S.—i.e., the Laboratory for Advanced Power and Energy Systems (LAPES) directed by Principal Investigator Dr. Masoud Davari in the newly established Engineering and Research Building at Georgia Southern University. Afterward, they will conduct cohort-based research projects at the international site in Aalborg, Denmark, for eight (8) weeks from June to July. The international site is the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), directed by Professor Frede Blaabjerg in the AAU Energy Department at Aalborg University (AAU) in Aalborg, Denmark. AAU’s power engineering program is one of the largest and youngest in Europe—consistently ranked among the best across the continent and Best Global Universities. Post-trip follow-ups will be done in LAPES at Georgia Southern University in the two (2) weeks from late July to early August.
  • U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents—a must as per the U.S. NSF solicitation (Program Solicitation 20-598).
  • Sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate (master’s or doctoral) student standing.
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited American institution/university.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 (for undergraduate students) or 3.4 (for graduate students in master’s degree or Ph.D. program).
Stipend and Travel Costs

Stipend—According to the U.S. NSF solicitation (Program Solicitation 20-598), U.S. student participants will receive a $570.00 stipend weekly—$4,560.00 for this eight-week program in Denmark.

Travel Costs—We will cover all U.S. student participants’ travel and housing expenses while being at the U.S. site (LAPES at Georgia Southern University) and the international site (CORPE at AAU)—including airfare, transportation costs, international travel insurance premiums, lodging fees, and Danish language software.

Application Deadline—Please apply as soon as possible—we will give priority to the applications received by December 2022—still, we will accept applications by March 17, 2023.