Reminder: seeking nominations for MICDE graduate fellowships 2022-2023 

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MICDE is currently accepting nominations of prospective students for an MICDE graduate fellowship. If you are an U-M faculty, and have identified an incoming graduate student interested in research in Computational Discovery and Engineering with your research group, we invite you to nominate them for the award. MICDE seeks to recruit and retain a diverse cohort of students to contribute to building a more diversified, equitable and inclusive STEM community. Please keep this is mind when sending your nomination. Nominations will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will accept nominations until we reach our funding capacity, but no later than Friday, March 11, 2022.

Scholarships for tobacco simulation modeling course offered by the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

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The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is pleased to once again announce the availability of scholarships for a short course on tobacco simulation modeling (EPID 730) to be offered during the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE) Program in 2022. Scholarships are also available for Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research (EPID 793), in conjunction with EPID 730 scholarships.

EPID 730 will be offered as an on-line course and will provide an introductory overview of computational modeling techniques with examples in Tobacco Regulatory Science, discussions of best practices, and hands-on lab experience in which students will develop their own simulation models. At the completion of the course, students will be able to explain the contributions of simulation modeling in Tobacco Regulatory Science, and describe advantages and disadvantages of common modeling approaches. Students will explore how to incorporate simulation modeling into their own Tobacco Regulatory Science research and participate in interdisciplinary teams that use modeling techniques.

The deadline to apply is April 6th, 2022, and applicants are asked to wait to apply to the SSE program until after receiving notification of the scholarship funding decision in late April. Please see the flyer for more information and a link to the application.

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U-M Tobacco Center, CAsToR, accepting applications for scholarships to enroll in short U-M summer courses

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The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is accepting applications for scholarships to participate in a short course on tobacco simulation modeling, EPID730 Simulation Modeling of Tobacco Use, Health Effects and Policy Impacts,  or in the course EPID 793 Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research, to be offered during the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE) Program in 2020. Note that the courses will now be offered in an online format only.

New deadline to apply: 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday April 15, 2020

Additional details on both courses can be found here: sph.umich.edu/umsse/courses/1week.html.  A tentative course syllabus for EPID 730 can be found in this google doc. See the full RFA here. Please contact Katie Zarins (kmrents@umich.edu) with questions.

John von Neumann Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science at Sandia

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Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding candidates to apply for the 2019 John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious fellowship is partially supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

Past  John von Neumann fellows include Alex Gorodetsky (2016), assistant professor in U-M’s department of Aerospace Engineering and MICDE affiliated faculty, and Eric Parish (2018), an Aerospace Engineering alumni and past MICDE fellow.

The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance. Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less than three years of postdoctoral experience. This appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous  professional travel allowance.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications received by November 26, 2018 will receive full consideration.

For more information please visit https://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/fellowships/johnvonneumann_fellowship.html/

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.