12 Campus Blvd, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA
(610) 325-9814
(610) 325-9823

 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. 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.

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.  In order to be included in our room block, reserve your accommodations as soon as possible. If you don’t receive the tuition waiver you can cancel your room reservations without penalty one week prior to the start of your stay.

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 below. 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.

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 • E-mail: clinics@icdd.com


How to apply for a Tuition Waiver:

Application Deadlines:
  • XRF – 19 March 2018
  • XRD I – 23 April 2018
  • XRD II – 23 April 2018
  • Rietveld – 13 August 2018
2017 Recipients
XRF Waiver Recipient
Lori Wilson, Eastern Kentucky University, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
XRD I Waiver Recipient
Carrie Donley, University of North Carolina, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
XRD II Waiver Recipient
Mayra M. Acosta, University of Connecticut, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
NOTE: 2017 Rietveld Tuition Waiver recipient was not able to attend.
Former Recipients
2016 XRD I Recipient
Robert Pow - Deakin University, Australia
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2016 XRD I&II Recipient
Karmina Aquino - University of the Philippines, Philippines
2016 Rietveld Recipient
Jiahao Huang - Stony Brook University, USA
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