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Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships for PhD students


Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation of up to 50,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system, and funds for travel to a Blue Waters-sponsored symposium to present research progress and results.

For the Fellowships, preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications. Applicants should be in the second or later year of their graduate program with a well-developed, related research proposal. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. by the time of the application deadline. Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Academic record from undergraduate and graduate work
  • GRE scores
  • Related experience and service
  • Research plan and its relationship to use of the Blue Waters supercomputer
  • Letters of reference

Applications for 2015-2016 fellowships are due February 4, 2015. Letters of reference for the candidates are due February 11, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered for an award. Awards will be made in spring 2015, with the tuition allowance applied to the 2015-2016 academic year. Information on 2016-2017 fellowships will be available in fall 2015.

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