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                                                                                 For Immediate Release
Date:           April 20, 2007
Contact:        Lisa Pimpinella, Operations Manager
Phone:          315-339-6937

                   ESD Association Announces University Research Grant Available

        The Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) announces a $10,000 university research grant,
funded by the association for new research.
        “ESD continues to be part of the engineering students’ curriculum at numerous universities and
research institutes in the United States, Europe and Asia,” said Dr. Charvaka Duvvury, who sits on the
ESDA’s Board of Directors. “This year we are again sponsoring the university research grant program by
seeking proposals for new research to be funded by the ESDA.”

Who Should Apply?
Any academic professor or researcher who may wish to conduct exploratory work in the field of ESD.

What Is The Grant Value?
The research grant would be $10,000 U.S. for a one-year subsidy of any advanced research work in ESD.
The grant money could be used in conjunction with any other sponsored research grant for ESD work.

When Is the Grant Period?
The winner will be announced during September 2007. The research work period is between October 1st
2007 and September 30th 2008.

What Is Expected?
The outcome of the research should advance the fundamental understanding of ESD knowledge. The
work could be any field of ESD including device/design, materials, test methods, or factory control


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What Are The Restrictions?
The granted money should be solely used for ESD research. The researchers are required to first publish
the outcome of the work at the ESD Symposium before submitting to any professional journal.

How Is The Application Made?
The process is simple. Send an email to indicating that you are applying for the Research
Grant. A clear outline of the title, purpose, approach, and the expected outcome of the work must be
included. Normally the application is expected to include a 500 word summary on how the proposed work
would advance the understanding of ESD. The summary should indicate how the research relates to the
ESD Technology Roadmap (available at

When Is the Deadline For Application?
All applications must be received by June 30, 2007 to be considered. Please send the proposals to the
ESD Association.

        Founded in 1982, the ESDA is a not-for-profit, professional organization directed by volunteers
dedicated to furthering the technology and understanding of electrostatic discharge. The Association
sponsors education programs, develops ESD standards, holds an annual technical symposium, and fosters
the exchange of technical information among its members and others. Additional information may be
obtained by contacting the ESD Association, 7900 Turin Rd., Bldg. 3, Rome, NY 13440-2069 USA.
Phone: 315-339-6937. Fax: 315-339-6793. Email: Website:


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