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Applications now being accepted!

JUAMI 2016: Materials for Sustainable Energy
Nelson Mandela African Inst. for Science and Tech. in Arusha, Tanzania
May 29 - June 10, 2016

Visit for application instructions.

Program Features

As with the first JUAMI school, the JUAMI fellowship program will fund US and African students to attend and participate in the two week school. The application process will begin shortly. Please check back at this website, or at the JUAMI facebook page, for the announcement of this exciting program for young materials scientists.

The upcoming school will be similar to the previous school held in Addis Ababa in December 2012. Check out the links below for stories, coverage and photos from that school:
MRS Bulletin Article
Columbia Engineering Newsletter
Columbia Spectator Newspaper Article

U.S. Organizing Committee:
Prof. Sossina Haile (Chair, Caltech,, Prof. Simon Billinge (Columbia University,, and Prof. Peter Green (University of Michigan,

What is JUAMI?
The Joint US-Africa Materials Initiative (JUAMI), founded in 2012, aims to build materials science research and collaborations between the United States and Africa and to develop ties between young materials researchers in both regions through a series of international schools and workshops taught by leading materials science researchers. The first JUAMI school was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from December 9 - 21, 2012, on the topic of materials for sustainable energy. The 2013 JUAMI Symposium, part of the Africa MRS meeting, reviewed what has been accomplished in JUAMI's first year and promoted a vision for the future of international materials science collaboration. The 2016 workshop is a continuation of this effort.

Learn more about JUAMI here:
JUAMI Research Portal