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The University of Puerto Rico Fellowship Program in Nuclear Structural Engineering
by Angie Cordoba - Thursday, 17 de November de 2011, 20:38

 We are anticipating funding to start a 4-year fellowship program that will support four students to pursue PhD degrees in civil engineering with specialization in the analysis and design of nuclear power plants structures. 


  1. Payment of tuition and other fees for the four years duration of the fellowship.
  2. Competitive monthly stipend so that you can completely devote to your courses and research.
  3. A laptop computer will be assigned to facilitate your research and academic duties.
  4. Economic support to present your research in at least 3 national/international conferences.
  5. The opportunity to participate in an internship at Brookhaven National Labs (BNL).

Requirements to apply:

  • Desire to pursue a career in the nuclear industry.
  • US Citizenship or permanent residence (green card).
  • Have at the time of application a GPA ≥ 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) overall and within major.
  • Be matriculated or have applied to a graduate degree program in Civil Engineering.

How to apply: 

Submit an unofficial transcript and an essay summarizing past research experiences and long term career goals. 
Send your documents in pdf format via e-mail to:,, 
Fellowship recipients will be selected based on their academic excellence and demonstrated research motivation. 

Additional requirements to receive/maintain the fellowship:

  1. Sign a service agreement to serve six (6) months in nuclear-related employment for each full or partial year of academic support.
  2. Maintain an academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester or be classified as a full-time student.
  3. Maintain a graduate GPA ≥ 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Active participation in conference and seminars.

For more information, contact:
Luis A. Montejo ( 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Engineering Science and Materials 
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez