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The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) at Georgia Tech is a Sloan Foundation Industry Center that funds academic research on business and management issues in the broader pulp and paper industry.  CPBIS funded projects have supported faculty and graduate student research in Georgia Tech’s College of Management, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Engineering. 

Metso Paper North America recognizes that today’s competitive environment requires new employees to have strong business acumen paired with excellent technical skills.  Metso has joined with CPBIS to offer undergraduate engineering and science students a unique opportunity to pursue post-graduate education in business-related disciplines. Metso will provide financial support for one or more students to pursue a Master’s Degree at Georgia Tech in one of several available academic programs. 


The Metso Fellowship is available to students pursuing a Master’s Degree in either the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts or the College of Management at Georgia Tech for the following Master’s Degrees:

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts                            College of Management
   Economics                                                         MBA
   International Affairs
   Public Policy
   History & Sociology of Technology & Science


Metso will provide financial support in the amount of a fellowship to include tuition and fees for the number of semesters required to secure the desired degree while attending as a full time student.  In some circumstances, a monthly stipend may also be included.


Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a science or engineering discipline. Students with degrees in paper science and related disciplines (e.g. chemical, industrial, mechanical, materials engineering) are especially encouraged to apply.  

Students applying for the award must apply as full-time students and meet the admission requirements of Georgia Tech and the degree program to which the student has applied.  Award recipients will be selected by CPBIS-affiliated faculty. 

Students accepted into a degree program with a thesis option are required to write a Master’s thesis on a topic that the student, the student’s thesis advisor, and Metso mutually agree upon. Students pursuing a non-thesis MBA would complete a summer internship with Metso.


Applying for the Graduate Program:  Interested applicants must apply to the Master’s program of their choice as specified in the Applicable Degree Programs section above.  Please see the Georgia Tech website for instructions and requirements on applying to graduate programs (http://www.gatech.edu/prospective/ ). 

Applying for the Fellowship:  Upon making application to Georgia Tech and the desired Master’s program, applicants should submit to CPBIS a letter of intent that includes the following information:

  • Degree program applied to at Georgia Tech
  • Two letters of reference
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Résumé

Please send all materials via U.S. Mail to:

The Metso Fellowship                                                    
Attn: Ms. Charley Burney                                                 
Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies
500 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 3033-0620

Contact Information for Ms. Charley Burney
          Telephone: 404-894-1488
          e-mail: Charley.Burney@cpbis.gatech.edu


All application materials for the Metso Fellowship must be submitted by March 31, 2009.  Recipients will be notified by May 15, 2009.

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Patrick McCarthy, CPBIS Director at 404-894-4914 or Patrick.McCarthy@cpbis.gatech.edu

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion.  Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.  See www.metso.com for more information on the company.

Established in 2000, CPBIS is one of twenty-six Sloan Foundation Industry Centers whose goal is to develop a community of scholars who, through their research and work with industry and related organizations, provide new insights and understanding on critical business issues facing the pulp and paper industry.  http//:www.cpbis.gatech.edu


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