Stanford faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and IBM research staff are eligible for membership in the Center for Probing the Nanoscale (CPN). There are two levels of membership in the CPN for senior researchers (Stanford faculty or IBM research staff.)
CPN Member: Open to members of the Stanford faculty or the IBM research community who are developing novel nanoprobes or probing methods, or are applying existing probes to study new systems or new regimes. Each year a CPN Member may nominate one graduate student for a CPN Prize Fellowship (see details here). Alternative support from the end of the Fellowship through Ph.D should be arranged between the student and advisor.
Benefits to CPN Members include:
CPN Investigator: Open to members of the Stanford faculty or the IBM research community who are developing novel nanoprobes or probing methods. Due to limited resources, we expect to make few or no additions at this level of membership prior to our 5-year renewal. Each Investigator receives funding for the support of graduate students (or, in special cases, postdocs) and purchase of supplies. CPN Members may also have their non-CPN-funded group members who do nanoprobe-related research participate in CPN events. Each Investigator is expected to:
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working on nanoprobe research with a CPN Member or CPN Investigator are considered CPN Fellows and are eligible to participate in CPN sponsored events.
CPN Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows (both Prize Fellows and those funded by CPN Investigators): Receive a 50% GRA salary and tuition or a GRA Supplement to an external Fellowship. CPN Fellows currently receiving funding are expected to:
Alumni CPN Fellows remain affiliated with the Center. They are invited to participate in CPN Fellows programs and are encouraged to remain engaged in CPN research by attending the Annual Workshop, quarterly theme meetings and other CPN sponsored events.
CPN Associate: Undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can become CPN Associates by emailing email@example.com. Associates are invited to attend CPN-sponsored events as well as quarterly theme meetings.
How to become a CPN Member
To apply for CPN Membership Stanford faculty and IBM researchers should send a one paragraph description of their nanoprobe related research to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be submitted at any time prior to a CPN funding deadline. Applications will be reviewed by the CPN Executive Committee and new memberships will be announced on an ongoing basis.
Students and postdoctoral fellows can apply to become CPN Associates simply by sending an email to email@example.com