MICDE Graduate Fellowships

2019-2020 MICDE Fellows (from left to right) Guodong Chen (Aero), Suyash Tandon (ME), Jiale Tan (Epidemiology), Fuming Chang (ClaSp), Kelly Broen (Epidemiology), Bradley Dice (Physics), Liz Livingston (ME), Will Weaver (EEB), Yuan Yao (ME), Samuel Baltz (Pol Sci), Joe Hollowed (Physics), Minki Kim (ME), Allison Roessler (Chem), Chongxing Fan (ClaSp), Maral Budak (Biophysics), Saibal De (Math), Xian Yu (IOE), Jiaming Zhang (Physics) [not pictured: Thomas Waltmann (Chem E), Anil Yildirim (Aero)]

Since 2014, MICDE has offered fellowships to current and prospective students whose research project involves the use and advancement of scientific computing techniques and practices. These fellowships, which carry a $4,000 stipend, are meant to augment other sources of funding. Fellows may use the funds to attend a conference, buy a computer, or any other approved activity that will enhance her/his graduate experience. We ask Fellows to attend the MICDE seminar series and to present a poster at the MICDE Annual Symposium.


2021-2022 MICDE Fellowships call for applications is now Open

This call is for current students (enrolled on their U-M graduated program in Winter 2021 or earlier).


To apply please visit micde.infoready4.com. You will need:

  1. A single pdf file that includes: (1) your 1-page CV; (2) a 400-word narrative of your current research; (3) (new) a short statement describing your plans for the fellowship funds. In your narrative, please make sure to highlight what computational methods or algorithms you currently use.
  2. The name and email of the faculty that will provide a letter of reference. If you are in a PhD program, this will be your advisor, and if you are in an MS program, this may be the program’s director or coordinator.

The deadline to apply is FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 AT 11:59 P.M. E.T. The letter of reference should be uploaded by MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021. Note that your application won’t be reviewed without a letter.

Our FAQ (to the right) is being updated frequently. Still have questions? Please email micde-contact@umich.edu


  1. What expenses are allowed?
    – Conference registration fees and travel costs.
    – Professional development course fees and travel costs.
    – Computing equipment and accessories (new computer, computer repair, external storage, keyboard, mouse, headphones, iPad, etc.)
    – HPC Resources: ARC-TS, amazon cloud, etc.
    – Software and software subscriptions (Overleaf, Canva, Grammarly, etc.)
    – Other (books, association memberships, workspace accessories, etc.)
    + Not allowed: lab equipment or materials, stipends.
  2. Do I need to submit a budget?
    No, we only require a description of your plan for the funds. This plan is flexible as long as the uses are in compliance with fellowship spending rules.
  3. Am I eligible for the MICDE fellowship even if I have other fellowships (e.g. NSF GFRP)?
    Yes, the MICDE fellowship is complementary funding so there are no restrictions. Please check with your other source(s) of funding to confirm there is no conflict if you receive the MICDE fellowship.
  4.  Can I apply for the fellowship if I will start my graduate program at U-M in Fall 2021?
    No, only students that were enrolled in Winter 2021 or earlier at U-M in the same graduate program as the one they’ll be enrolled in Fall 2021 and Win 2022 may apply.
  5. Do I need to be a currently enrolled in an  MICDE program?
    No, you may submit your application to one of our academic programs and the fellowship application simultaneously. However, if you are chosen to receive the award, it will be conditional upon your registration to the chosen program.
    NOTE: it suffices to submit the “Audit Form” for the Ph.D., the “Application Form for the Graduate Certificate in CDE“, or the “Application Form for the Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience” before submitting your fellowship application. You do not need to be officially enrolled in the program by June 11, 2021, but you must have submitted an application.
  6. May I apply for the fellowship, even if I am a former fellow?
    No, a student may only be awarded an MICDE fellowship once, even if they start a second graduate program.

Clare Boothe Luce Fellowships

The University of Michigan was awarded a Clare Boothe Luce grant to fund the first 3 years of the Ph.D. program of women enrolling in the Ph.D. in Scientific Computing. This one-time opportunity is currently funding two Ph.D. students, one in Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering), and one in Mathematics (College of Literature, Science and the Arts). Meet the fellows here.

2020-2021 MICDE Fellows

Meet the recipients of the 2020-2021 MICDE Fellowships. The fellows’ research projects involve the use and advancement of scientific computing techniques and practices. From political science, psychology, physics, and applied and interdisciplinary mathematics within the College of Literature, Science & the Arts to aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, industrial & operations engineering, and civil & environmental engineering within the College of Engineering, the 2020 MICDE fellows epitomize the reach of computation in diverse scientific disciplines.


2019-2020 MICDE Fellows

2019-2020 MICDE Fellows

Samuel Baltz, Political Science
Kelly Broen, Epidemiology
Maral Budak, Biophysics
Fuming Chang, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Gudong Chen, Aerospace Engineering
Jessica Conrad, Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics
Saibal De, Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics
Bradley Dice, Physics
Chonxing Fan, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Joseph Hollowed, Physics
Minki Kim, Mechanical Engineering
Elizabeth Livingston, Mechanical Engineering
Allison Roessler, Chemistry
Jiale Tan, Epidemiology
Suyash Tandon, Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Waltmann, Physics
William Weaver, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Yuan Yao, Mechanical Engineering
Anil Yilidirim, Aerospace Engineering
Xian Yu, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Jiaming Zhang, Physics

2018-2019 MICDE Fellows and Honorable Mentions

2018-2019 MICDE Fellows

Zhitong Bai, Mechanical Engineering
Kyle Bushick, Materials Science Engineering
Geunyeong Byeon, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Sehwan Chung, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Khoi Dang, Chemistry
Sicen Du, Materials Science Engineering
Jia Li, Physics
Sabrina Lynch, Biomedical Engineering
Samar Minallah, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Everardo Olide, Applied Physics
Shaowu (Shawn) Pan, Aerospace Engineering
Alicia Petersen, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
Vyas Ramasubramani, Chemical Engineering
Fabricio Vasselai, Political Science
Nathan Vaughn, Mathematics
Blair Winograd, Chemistry
Samuel Young, Chemical Engineering
Alicia Welden, Chemistry
Kexin Zhang, Chemistry
Bu Zhao, School for Environment and Sustainability

2018-2019 Honorable Mentions

Ayoub Gouasmi, Aerospace Engineering
Joseph Kleinhenz, Physics
Kristina Lenn, Chemistry
Sophia Macarewich, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Luis Rivera-Rivera, Chemical Engineering
Allison Roessler, Chemistry
Benjamin Swerdlow, Materials Science and Engineering
Christopher Tossas, Biomedical Engineering
Logan Williams, Materials Science and Engineering
Qiushi Yu, Political Science

2017-2018 MICDE Fellows and Honorable Mentions

2017-2018 MICDE Fellows

Diksha Dhawan, Chemistry
Negar Farzaneh, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Kritika Iyer, Biomedical Engineering
Tibin John, Neuroscience
Bikash Kanungo, Mechanical Engineering
Yu-Han Kao, Epidemiology
Steven Kiyabu, Mechanical Engineering
Christiana Mavroyiakoumou, Mathematics
Ehsan Mirzakhalili, Mechanical Engineering
Colten Peterson, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
James Proctor, Materials Science and Engineering
Evan Rogers, Biomedical Engineering
Longxiu Tian, Ross School of Business
Jipu Wang, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Yanming Wang, Chemistry
Zhenlin Wang, Mechanical Engineering
Alicia Welden, Chemistry
Anna White, Industrial Operations and Engineering
Chia-Nan Yeh, Physics
Yiling Zhang, Industrial Operations and Engineering

2017-2018 Honorable Mentions

Geunyeong Byeon, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Ayoub Gouasmi, Aerospace Engineering
Joseph Kleinhenz, Physics
Jia Li, Physics
Changjiang Liu, Biophysics
Vo Nguyen, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Everardo Olide, Applied Physics
Qiyun Pan, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Pengchuan Wang, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Xinzhu Wei, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

2016-2017 MICDE Fellows

For the 2016-2017 academic year, MICDE received more than 60 applications of extraordinary quality, and we are pleased to announce the recipients:

  • Yuxi Chen (Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Prof. Toth)
  • Sarah Cherng (Epidemiology, Prof. Meza)
  • Sambit Das (Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Gavini)
  • Arya Farahi (Physics, Prof. Evrard)
  • Jared Ferguson (Applied Physics, Prof. Jablonowski)
  • Eric Harper (Material Science and Engineering, Prof. Glotzer)
  • Mina Jafari (Chemistry, Prof. Zimmerman)
  • Yuchen Jiang (Industrial Operations & Engineering, Prof. Shi and Prof. Shen)
  • Joshua Kammeraad (Chemistry, Prof. Zimmerman)
  • Yilin Lin (incoming student, Mathematics, Prof. Silas Alben)
  • Eric Parish (Aerospace Engineering, Prof. Duraisamy)
  • Qicang Shen (incoming student, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, Prof. Downar)
  • Pascal Title (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Prof. Rabosky)
  • Sarah Verner (incoming student, Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Gavini)
  • Bowei Wu (Mathematics, Prof. Veerapaneni)
  • Yuqing Zhou (Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Saitou)

2015-2016 MICDE Fellows

2015-2016 MICDE Fellows

  • Kevin Bakker (Ecology & Environmental Biology, Prof. Pascual)
  • Federica Cuomo (Biomedical Engineering, Prof. Figueroa)
  • Chuanfei Dong (Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, Prof. Bougher)
  • Ryan Farber (Astronomy, Prof. Ruszko)
  • Chih-Chuen (Ian) Lin (Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Gavini)
  • Daniel Nunez (Nuclear Engineering, Prof. Manera)
  • Joseph Paki (Physics, Prof. Gull)
  • Minseok Ryu (Industrial & Operations Engineering, Prof. Jiang)
  • Devina Sanjaya (Aerospace Engineering, Prof. Fidkowski)
  • Jeff Shi (Ecology & Environmental Biology, Prof. Rabosky)
  • Lois Smith (Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, Prof. Liemohn)
  • Leighton Wilson (Math, Prof. Krasny)
  • Shaosui Xu (Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, Prof. Liemohn)
  • Alexander Zaitzeff (Math, Prof. Krasny)
  • Hongyan Zhou (Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, Prof. Toth)

2014-2015 MICDE Fellows

2014-2015 MICDE Fellows

  • N. Khalid Ahmed (Chemical Engineering, Prof. Glotzer)
  • Carl Simon Adorf (Chemical Engineering, Prof. Glotzer)
  • Rose Cersonsky (Marcromolecular Engineering, Prof. Glotzer)
  • Min-Je Choe (Materials Science and Engineering, Prof. Thorton)
  • Yan Deng (Industrial and Operations Engineering, Prof. Shen)
  • Tyler Dillstrom (Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Violi)
  • Victor Fuentes (Industrial and Operations Engineering, Prof. Lee)
  • Han Guo (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Prof. Michielssen)
  • Rahul Jha (Computer Science and Engineering, Prof. Radev)
  • Sungjin Nam (School of Information, Prof. Collins-Thompson)
  • Sara Rimer (AOSS, Prof. Katopodes)
  • Diana Thatcher (AOSS, Prof. Jablonowski)
  • Matthew Wozniak (AOSS, Steiner)