Eligibility requirements

Roberto Rocca Fellowships are open to students who are citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Romania, and who will enter a Ph.D. program outside their own country or who have already begun their studies towards a Ph.D. at a university outside their own country.

Employees of the sponsoring companies are ineligible for the Fellowships.

Fellowship candidates are free to designate any university outside their own country for the Fellowship. However, the program’s Scientific Committee will take into consideration the candidate’s choice of university and program of study in evaluating and selecting Fellows.

Disciplines and specific fields of study supported through the Fellowships include:


  • Steel: production processes and innovative products
  • Physical Metallurgy of Steels and High Alloy Materials
  • Innovative Heat treatment and Processing
  • Rolling Technology of Flat Products/Hot and Cold Deformation
  • Physical Metallurgy of Welding
  • Extractive Metallurgy

Materials Science Engineering

  • Technology of Surface Modification
  • Composites
  • Coatings for steel products
  • Nano-structured materials
  • Ceramic materials
  • Refractory materials

 Mechanical Engineering

  • Computational mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics and Structural reliability
  • Machinability and Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Tribology
  • Control systems
  • Metalforming
  • Alternative energies
  • Robotics

Petroleum Engineering

  • Fluid flows análisis
  • Pipeline technology
  • Well completion and control
  • Reservoir simulation
  • Enhanced oil recovery processes
  • Well logging
  • Non-conventional oil production
  • Secondary recovery
  • String design
  • Extreme service conditions (HT/HP)

Fellows are required to make a moral commitment to contribute to the economic and industrial development of their country of origin.


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