AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant Program

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation has made a commitment to support textile research conducted by students enrolled in textile programs in US colleges or universities. Hence, they are pleased to announce the AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program to assist undergraduate and graduate students with research on textile-related projects. The purpose of the program is to encourage original research in textile design, materials, processing, and testing.The foundation is interested in the academic and professional growth for individuals who are interested in textile science. The AATCC Foundation will provide award range from $500 to $4,000. The winners will receive reimbursements of up to $500 and a stipend for up to $500 for travel and/or registration to present the research project at a technical conference.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization that encourages textile research, education, and scholarships, and facilitates the interchange of scientific and technical knowledge for the general public.


All undergraduate and graduate levels students are eligible to apply for the AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant Program.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Student Research SupportGrant Program, the applicant may download the application through the given link: https://www.aatcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Application-Form-AATCC-Fndtn-Student-Research-Support-Grant.pdf

Supporting Documents:

The applicant’s major professor or advisor is encouraged to write a supportive cover letter that addresses the importance of the problem or implications of the research and the student’s ability to conduct the proposed research.

Research Topics:

Possible research topics suggested are:

  • Clean production
  • Green/eco-products
  • Products and production with focuses on safety, protection, and comfort.
  • Reduction, Recycle, reuse and replacement of textile materials, processes, and chemicals
  • Toxicology and Ecotoxicology of textile materials and chemicals
  • Textile materials and chemicals with advanced properties
  • Fibrous materials for applications in medical, automotive and other industries
  • Bio-textile productions and products
  • Textile products and processes with sustainability
  • Evaluation of carbon emission in textile processes

Submitting Details:

The applicant must submit their complete application to Dr. Yiqi Yang (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 234 HECO Building, Lincoln, NE 68583- 0802), Chair, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program by email: yyang2-at-unlnotes.unl.edu

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 will be awarded to meritorious proposals selected by the AATCC Foundation Student Research Review Board and approved for funding by AATCC Foundation Committee on Research. The total amount of this grant is to be applied to the student’s research costs and does not include university indirect costs.
  • A stipend for up to $500 for registration and all reasonable travel expenses to present the research project at a technical conference will be considered based on the project and the particular event at which the presentation will be made.
  • Approval of the travel funds should be received prior to making travel arrangements. (Requests for a travel stipend should be sent to John Y. Daniels, Executive Vice President, AATCC at danielsj-at-aatcc.org)
  • Reimbursements of up to $500 will be made once the Foundation receives proper receipts for pre-approved travel expenses. (Receipts for reimbursement should be sent to Mr. Daniels at AATCC, PO Box 12215, Research Triangle Park NC 27709).

Application Deadline:

The deadline to receive applications is September 30, 2017, by 5:00 pm (CST).

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Contact Information:

For further information, contact Dr. Yiqi Yang, Chair, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, telephone 402-472-5197, email: yyang2-at-unl.edu

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