Are you interested in computational science research? Are you thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program and using modeling and simulations in your research?

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) invites you to learn more about the Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL) for women in computational sciences at the University of Michigan, and the joint Ph.D. program in Scientific Computing. The CBL program will fund two Ph.D. students in Fall 2019 that will apply scientific computing, computational sciences and algorithms in their research.

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Female, U.S. citizen
  • Applying for a PhD program in the College of Engineering, or in one of the following departments or programs in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts: Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
  • Enrolling in the joint Ph.D. in Scientific Computing program
  • Joining an MICDE affiliated faculty member’s research group
  • Candidates must start their PhD program in Fall 2019

Fellowship benefits include:

  • Annual stipend of $35,000 for 3 years
  • Tuition for 3 years
  • Health coverage that includes full-year health insurance, prescription drug plan, dental and vision
  • A $4K MICDE top-off fellowship for computing equipment and resources, travel to conferences/workshops or books

To learn more about the program please email micde-contact@umich.edu.

Q1: Can I apply if I am currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program?
A1: No

Q2: Can I apply if I am a permanent resident, but not a citizen?
A2: No

Q3: How can I apply?
A3: There isn’t an application form because the candidate must be admitted to a PhD program at U-M before being considered for the CBL fellowship. If you are interested, please browse our list of affiliated faculty in one of the designated departments1 to find a good match with your goals and interests.We encourage you to reach out to them and mention that you are interested in the CBL program. We also encourage you to mention the program in your application to the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.

If you have more questions, please email micde-contact@umich.edu.

1 Any department in the College of Engineering, or the following departments/programs in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts: Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Q1. How can I nominate a candidate?
A1. We are accepting up to 5 nominations per department/program. Please share the candidate’s profile with the chair of the PhD Admissions Committee in your department and let them know you would like to nominate them for the MICDE-CBL fellowship.

Q2. When is the deadline to nominate a candidate?
A2. The deadline to nominate a candidate is Friday, February 8, 2019. However, note that your department may submit their 5 nominations ahead of time. Please discuss any nomination with the chair of the PhD Admissions Committee in your department.

Q3. Why are only students in those departments eligible?
A3. The CBL program has restrictions in the disciplines that they fund. A list of included/excluded disciplines can be found here www.hluce.org/files/documents/cbl-eligible-disciplines.pdf.

Please submit any further questions to micde-contact@umich.edu

The CBL Program at U-M is funded by the Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional support from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts, and MICDE.

About the Clare Boothe Luce Program

Since its first grants in 1989 the Clare Boothe Luce Program has become one of the single most significant sources of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering in Higher Education in the United States.

More information at http://www.hluce.org/cblprogram.aspx

Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowships

for Women in Computational Science
at the University of Michigan