NVIDIA Grad Fellowship applications are open for the 2018-2019 academic year

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NVIDIA just launched their 17th Annual Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2018-2019 academic year, which advances the frontiers of science by awarding grants and providing technical support to graduate students who are doing outstanding GPU-based research. If you are or know of a student that uses ConFlux, please encourage them to apply as very few people have access to the types of GPUS available on Conflux, which might make their application more competitive.

This year they are especially seeking doctoral students pushing the envelope in AI, deep neural networks, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. NVIDIA’s Graduate Fellowship awards are now up to $50,000 per student. These grants will be awarded in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Since its inception in 2002, the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program has awarded over 140 Ph.D. graduate students with grants that have helped accelerate their research efforts. More importantly, this funding has helped some students achieve major breakthroughs in their research – breakthroughs that may not have been possible without additional funding.

The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program is open to applicants worldwide. There is a new submission portal, and the deadlines for submissions are Dec. 13, 2017 (nomination letters) and Dec. 15, 2017 (applications). Students should be sure to start their application process early, as they use the portal to request their nomination letters in advance.

Eligible graduate students will have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, system architecture, electrical engineering, or a related area. In addition, applicants must also be engaged in active research as part of their thesis work.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit http://research.nvidia.com/graduate-fellowships or email fellowship@nvidia.com.

U-M students invited to apply for MICDE fellowships — May 19 deadline

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University of Michigan students are invited to apply for Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. These $4,000 fellowships are available to students in both the Ph.D in Scientific Computing and the Graduate Certificate Program in Computational Discovery and Engineering. Applicants should be graduate students enrolled in either program, although students not yet enrolled but planning to do so may simultaneously submit program and fellowship applications.

Fellows will receive a $4,000 research fund that can be used to attend a conference, to buy a computer, or for any other approved activity that enhances the Fellow’s graduate experience. We also ask that Fellows attend at least 8 MICDE seminars between Fall 2017 and Winter 2018, attend one MICDE students’ networking event, and present a poster at the MICDE Symposium on March 22, 2018. For more details and to apply please visit http://micde.umich.edu/academic-programs/micde-fellowships/.

Interested students should download and complete the application form, and submit it with a one-page resume as a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to MICDE-apps@umich.edu. The due date for applications is May 19, 2017, 5:00 E.T. We expect to announce the awardees onJune 5, 2017.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women and minorities.

New MICDE Catalyst Grants to fund research projects in computational science

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micde2016symposiumfrontpageThe Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE) seeks proposals for innovative research projects in computational science that combine elements of mathematics, computer science, and cyberinfrastructure. Of interest is computational science research in any emerging area, including but not limited to (a) applications such as neuroscience, ecology, environmental science, evolutionary biology, human-made complex systems, urban infrastructure and energy; and (b) frameworks for scientific software, and exascale computing. Priority will be given to high-impact projects with potential to attract external funding. MICDE expects to fund 3-4 one-year projects at up to $100,000 each.

An informational session will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Room D of the Michigan League (911 N. University).

For more information go to http://micde.umich.edu/grants/catalyst-grants/

DOE / Krell Institute Computational Science Graduate Fellowship applications open — Jan. 19 deadline

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Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Energy/Krell Institute Computational Science Graduate Fellowships.

The fellowships include a yearly stipend of $36,000, payment of full tuition and fees during the fellowship period, a $5,000 academic allowance in the first year, up to 4 years of total support, a 12-week practicum at DOE national laboratories or sites, and more.

The program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. applications are encouraged from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences. Undergraduate seniors, applicants with no more than bachelor’s degrees who are not currently enrolled in graduate school, and first-year graduate students are eligible to apply.

See the program’s web site for more information and for application instructions.

“Enlighten Your Research” program seeks proposals for enhanced global networking capabilities — May 29 deadline

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Enlighten Your Research Global is a program organized by 13 global National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), with the goal of identifying research programs that could significantly benefit from enhanced global network connectivity. The group aims to foster international collaborations to accelerate the research and discovery process. To promote the benefits of international-scale networking to researchers, EYR Global is challenging researchers to stretch the boundaries of their science and collaborate with other countries to perform experiments enabled by the NREN’s world-class network infrastructure.

The EYR-Global program awards select projects with expert engineering support, consultation, and collaboration to guide and enhance researchers’ workflows.

The selected proposals will receive networking resources that they need for their project for one year. The EYR partner NRENs, along with any affiliate partners, will provide and develop high-quality network services for all higher education and research institutions in their respective countries.

The awarded teams may receive the following services:

  1. High-performance network infrastructures operated by the participating NRENs and their partners;
  2. Support and consultation with expert network engineers on devising the best end-to-end network connectivity plan to support the proposed research;
  3. Commitment from each participating NREN to an agreed level of network resource provisioning and ongoing support during the program’s allotted time;
  4. The required network connection will be delivered to the NREN termination point at the institution (if present). The institution is responsible for extending the connection within the institution and for the required infrastructure.

The initial application deadline is May 29. Visit the EYR Global website for more information and submission details.

NSF seeks career development proposals from junior faculty — July 21 deadline

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The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) invites proposals from junior faculty within the community of scientists, engineers, and educators involved with cyberinfrastructure research to apply to the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. ACI’s research interests include use-inspired and/or applied multidisciplinary research. Additional context for ACI’s interests in this solicitation can be found in “Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)”. These proposals are due this year on July 21, 2015 and next year on July 20, 2016.

CAREER is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

U-M seeks data-science collaborators with Shanghai Jiao Tong University — April 20 deadline

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The U-M Office of Research is taking requests for proposals for collaborative research in applications of nanotechnology and data science as part of the University’s ongoing partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Details on the Call for Proposals, application form and additional information are available on the U-M Office of Research website.

Proposals are due by April 20, 2015, 5:00pm EST and must clearly demonstrate a synergistic collaborative program of UM and SJTU investigators.

Funding decisions will be announced in June 2015.  For questions or additional information, please contact: UMSJTU2015@umich.edu

REMINDER: MICDE fellowships available — March 27 deadline

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Applications are now being accepted for Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants should be graduate students enrolled in either the CDE certificate program, or the Ph.D. program in Scientific Computing. Students not yet enrolled in one of those programs but planning on doing so may simultaneously submit program and fellowship applications.

Fellows will receive a $4,000 research fund that can be used to attend a conference, to buy a computer, or for any other advisor-approved activity that enhances the Fellow’s graduate experience.  We also ask that Fellows present a poster at the MICDE Symposium in Fall 2015.

Interested students should download and complete the application form, have it signed by their advisor, and submit it with a one-page resume to MICDE-apps@umich.edu. The due date for applications is March 27, 2015.

The Data Incubator accepting applications for Summer Data Science Fellowships

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Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-06-01 to 2015-07-17

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply . Applications from international students welcome. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout the organization’s website, blog , Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.