Tuition Waiver Opportunities

tuition waiver2017 XRD II Waiver Recipient
Mayra Morales Acosta, from The University of Connecticut
with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director


Tuition Waiver Opportunities
ICDD offers a limited number of tuition waivers for the XRF, XRDI, XRDII clinics, and the Rietveld workshop. The tuition waivers were established to promote the education of the scientific community, particularly the academic sector, in X-ray materials analysis. Faculty members and graduate students are encouraged to apply. If you are currently developing a program in X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) or Rietveld Analysis, or are interested in incorporating these topics into an established course, a tuition waiver can provide you with the opportunity to learn the principles and practices of these disciplines from some of the experts in the field. Please note that tuition waivers cover the tuition only; travel and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee.

To apply for a tuition waiver, please submit a one-page written request stating your objectives in attending the course, and/or how you will incorporate these disciplines into your curriculum to the address listed on the Registration Form. Tuition waiver applications must be accompanied by a registration form (pdf version) and received at ICDD at least six weeks prior to the start of the course. All applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis, and recipients will be notified no later than four weeks prior to the start of the course.

XRF - Download Registration Form

XRD - Download Registration Form

Rietveld - Download Registration Form


Tuition Waiver Application Deadlines
Practical XRF – 19 March 2018
Fundamentals of XRD – 23 April 2018
Advanced Methods of XRD – 23 April 2018
Rietveld Refinement - 13 August 2018

Tuition waivers are named in honor of Dr. Eugene P. Bertin, Dr. Ron Jenkins, Dr. Deane K. Smith, and William Frank McClune, pioneers of the field of X-ray analysis, for their dedication and service to the ICDD's X-ray clinics.

Please submit your request for a tuition waiver to:
Eileen Jennings, Education Coordinator
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273
Tel: (610) 325-9814
Fax: (610) 325-9823