Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award Fund


Chemistry Dept D01054


Graduate Student Support

The Haddon family and the UCR Chemistry Department established the Robert C. Haddon Memorial Endowed Graduate Award Fund in memory of Robert Cort Haddon, to encourage excellence in research.

Robert C. Haddon was a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. He is best known for the prediction and discovery of superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped carbon-60, for his preparation and characterization of stable crystals of phenalenyl radicals, and for his pioneering research in chemistry of carbon nanotubes, graphene and nanotechnology.

Purpose and Use:
The fund shall be used to provide support to graduate students in the Chemistry department with an interest in materials science, including but not limited to stipends, fees, and tuition. It cannot be used to pay non-resident tuition. It is not to be used for cash awards.

Criteria and Selection:
The Fund will be awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated talent in research and must be making acceptable progress within normative time toward a degree. Financial need should be a consideration when selecting equally meritorious candidates. It is preferred that the award is made to students conducint research in the areas of materials chemistry, electronic matreials, organic conductors, nanotechnology and engineering.

All students who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, but students are espeically encouraged to apply if they meet the following criteria:

1. demonstrated outstanding achievements in research and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in chemistry, materials science, engineering, or physics by pursuing original and creative work;
2. demonstrated dedication to their career;
3. have limited access to other funding resources.

In years when there are no candidates who meet the criteria, awards may be held until the following year.