PACK Fellowships

PACK, which stands for Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel, is a National Science Foundation funded international research fellowship opportunity for graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents only) to conduct research at University of Kiel, Germany.

Applicants can be from any science or engineering discipline.



  • Provide graduate students further training and exposure in an international setting.
  • Develop and strengthen collaborations between researchers in identified areas of research and form an international network in the emerging field of biomagnetic field sensing.
  • Work toward solving some of the complex issues in the area of room-temperature solid-state brain imaging techniques.

The fellowship will provide support for travel, lab fees, and boarding. In addition to research, selected students will get an opportunity to attend relevant courses at University of Kiel, get exposure to entrepreneurship training, and participate in professional development activities. PACK fellows will also have opportunities for participation in peer-to-peer based knowledge transfer activities, interdisciplinary seminars, and regularly scheduled retreats. There will be additional opportunities to visit other labs and research sites in Germany, interact with researchers at Penn State, and attend annual meetings of The American Ceramic Society and Energy Harvesting Society. PACK fellows receive a unique opportunity toward building an international scientific network for an academic or professional career.

Further details can be found here.