Ph.D. Fellowship Program Applications

HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program Applications Due Sept. 8: The ACM/IEEE Computer Society High Performance Computing (HPC) Ph.D. Fellowship Program is now accepting nominations for its second annual competition at The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 8, 2008.

The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D. students throughout the world with the focus areas of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. HPC covers the areas of computational sciences, computational engineering, and computer science using the most powerful computers available at a given time. The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program also supports the sponsors’ long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to diversity.

ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded with a certificate and a stipend of at least $5,000 (US) for one academic year. All ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellows are invited to attend at least one SC conference (usually the one after one year of receiving the award). Furthermore, the SC Steering Committee and other conference volunteers are willing to facilitate, where possible, internships for Fellows at HPC research or development sites. Interns are paid by their host site and will be subject to the prevailing terms and conditions of the internship program at that site. ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded annually but previous awardees may compete annually to be renewed for up to two additional years (three total), based on the Award Recipient’s continued exceptional academic standing, progress, achievement, and sustained interaction with the HPC technical community. All Fellowship Recipients pursuing an award renewal must be re-nominated to compete for an award renewal. A maximum of one nomination per academic department will be considered in addition to any renewal nominations from that department.

Students must be nominated by a full time faculty member at a PhD granting institution.

Nominees must be enrolled in a full-time Ph. D program, and they should have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination. Fellowship recipients will be selected based on:

* Their overall potential for research excellence.

* The degree to which their technical interests align with those of the HPC community.

* Their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head as well as a plan of study to enhance HPC related skills.

* The demonstration of their current and/or anticipated use of HPC resources.

All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at the institution where they are or will be registered.

For more information about the program, see the Web page at or contact the committee at hpc-fellowship-questions[at]

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