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George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

2014 ACM/IEEE-CS
George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

 

The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available.  The award committee is selected by the two societies and includes past winners as well as leaders in the field.

 

The Fellowship reflects the two societies’ (ACM and IEEE-CS) long-standing commitment to workforce diversity. We encourage applications from women, minorities, international students, and all who contribute to diversity.

 

Award
·      $5000 honorarium
·      Travel and registration to attend SC14 in New Orleans and be honored at the Thursday Awards Session
·      Recognition with other HPC award winners on the ACM, IEEE-CS, and ACM SIGHPC websites

 

Eligibility
Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or university and must meet the minimum scholarship requirements at their institution.  They are expected to have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program, and to have at least one year remaining before graduation. Advisees of committee members are not eligible for the award, nor can committee members provide recommendations for candidates.  Previous winners are not eligible.

 

Selection
Fellowship recipients will be selected based on:
·      Overall potential for research excellence
·      Degree to which technical interests align with those of the HPC community
·      Evidence of academic progress to-date, including presentations and publications
·      Recommendations by faculty advisor and (optionally) others
·      Evidence of a plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills
·      Demonstration of current and planned future use of HPC resources

 

Procedure
Start at: https://submissions.supercomputing.org.  Log in and complete the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Application Form.  You will be asked to submit text not to exceed 1000 words or 2 pages in a PDF document.  This application should address the selection criteria presented above.

 

You will be asked to identify your academic advisor and others who can provide a recommendation for you.  When you click submit, a recommendation request will be e-mailed to each of the people you have listed under "Advisor/Recommender Information."  Your advisor should certify that you are eligible for this award in his/her recommendation. Be sure to give complete information about the program and your application to each person asked to provide a recommendation.

 

Schedule
·      Submissions open:      Monday 03 March 2014
·      Submissions close:      Thursday 01 May 2014

 

Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Washington eScience Institute announces the competition for the 2014 Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships.  We seek outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science and in a physical, life, or social science.   

The fellowships are part of a new multi-year partnership between the University of Washington, University of California at Berkeley, and New York University, and are funded jointly by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  For more about this effort please see 
http://escience.washington.edu/blog/introducing-data-science-environment

Methodology areas include relevant fields of applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science.  There is an emphasis on the development of open source software tools and environments and on following/developing best practices for reproducibility, including the curation and sharing of data and code. 

An ad with more details about postdoctoral fellowships and instructions for applying can be found at
 http://escience.washington.edu/what-we-do/2014-mooresloan-data-science-postdoctoral-fellowships

Wilkinson Fellowship at Argonne National Laboratory

Applications received before December 15, 2013, are assured maximum consideration. The closing date for applications is January 17, 2014
The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division of Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the J. H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for another year. 

This fellowship was created in memory of Dr. James Hardy Wilkinson, F.R.S., who had a close association with the Mathematics and Computer Science Division as a consultant and guiding spirit for the EISPACK and LINPACK projects. The Wilkinson Fellowship is intended to encourage scientists actively engaged in state-of-the-art research in scientific computing. Candidates must have received a recent Ph.D. prior to the beginning of the appointment. The benefits of the appointment include a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance. For additional details, including past recipients, seehttp://www.mcs.anl.gov/career-opportunities/j-h-wilkinson-fellowship

The appointment will be in the MCS Division, which has strong programs in scientific computing, software tools, and computational mathematics. Of special interest are algorithms and software for linear algebra, optimization, differential equations, computational differentiation, stochastic systems, and unstructured mesh computations; software tools for parallel computing; and numerical methods for computational science problems. For further information, seehttp://www.mcs.anl.gov/LANS/ . 

Internationally recognized for innovative research in high-performance computing, the MCS Division supports an excellent computational environment that includes large Linux clusters, a distributed systems laboratory, and a virtual environments laboratory. Researchers also have access to a Blue Gene/P supercomputer. For more information, see www.mcs.anl.gov . 

Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city. 

Interested candidates should consult the website http://www.mcs.anl.gov/career-opportunities/j-h-wilkinson-fellowship details on how to apply. The application must include a curriculum vitae; statement of research interests; a list of publications, abstracts, and significant presentations; and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted starting August 31, 2013. Applications received before December 15, 2013, are assured maximum consideration. The closing date for applications is January 17, 2014. Application material will be reviewed by a selection committee and a candidate announced in March 2014.

John Von Neumann Fellowship at Sandia National Lab

 

The application deadline is January 6, 2014.  More information about the fellowship and the application process can be found on the John von Neumann Fellowship website:

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/VN_Web_Page/

The Computing Research Center (www.cs.sandia.gov) and the Computer Sciences and Information Systems Center (www.sandia.gov/csit/) at Sandia National Laboratories invite outstanding candidates to apply for the 2014 John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science.  We are seeking exceptional candidates who

    * possess a strong technical background in computational mathematics and scientific computing,

    * demonstrate the ability for independent research and self-motivation,

    * have excellent communication and interpersonal skills,

    * have the potential for technical leadership, and

    * have the ability to contribute and impact ongoing Sandia projects.

The application deadline is January 6, 2014.  More information about the fellowship and the application process can be found on the John von Neumann Fellowship website:

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/VN_Web_Page/

Pacific Northwest National Lab Pauling Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (www.pnnl.gov) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship program.  The Pauling Fellowship is designed for the next generation of researchers who will push the boundaries of science to world-recognized discoveries. Pauling Fellows are sought in all areas of science and engineering research. This is a three year fully funded fellowship.


Pauling Fellows are encouraged through active mentoring by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources needed to carry out a research program of their own design. They learn cutting-edge approaches, utilize and build state-of-science capabilities, and contribute to research efforts that advance scientific frontiers and solve pressing challenges for the nation.


• More information about the fellowship:http://www.pnnl.gov/pauling/
• Link to apply:  http://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/linus-pauling-distinguished-postdoctoral-fellowship-2014/38880318/job/

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

 

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship

 

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 4

 

Find out more: http://www.nsfgrfp.org

2014 HHMI International Student Research Fellowship Competition

IEEE VGTC Scholars Program

 

We will be accepting applications until all positions are filled or until October 18.
 
The IEEE Visualization & Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) is pleased to announce the VGTC Scholars program, a collective of graduate students who are actively engaged with innovative research in areas relevant to VGTC.  The VGTC Scholars will blog and host discussions on the new VGTC.org website, to enliven the community through raising topics which are on the forefront of research or important to the community.  Scholars will also blog about VGTC-sponsored conferences they attend.  

Each Scholar will be recognized on the new VGTC website (launching soon), and receive a remuneration of US $350.  Scholars will be expected to each post at least 4 blog articles per year.  Terms are for one year renewable.  This is a great opportunity to get your name out there as a recognized innovative thinker and community builder!

We are seeking 6 strong graduate students to become VGTC Scholars, one in each of the following areas:

- Information visualization
- Visual analytics
- Scientific visualization
- 3D user interfaces
- Virtual reality
- Mixed and augmented reality

All graduate students are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to PhD students with a strong publication record.  Having a personal blog or active social media presence will strengthen your application.

If you are interested, please send the following:

- Your name and student status
- A list of publications or a link to your online CV
- Links to relevant blogs or other social media participation, if applicable
- A paragraph describing a topic you would like to write about during your tenure as a VGTC Scholar

In the subject of your email, please include which of the six areas you are interested in.

Emails should be sent to vgtc.scholars@gmail.com.

 

Distinguished Householder Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

The application process will remain open from September 2, 2013 until November 31, 2013.
The Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for the Alston S. Householder Fellowship in mathematics and scientific computing.  This prestigious Fellowship offers an excellent opportunity to conduct exceptional and innovative research in mathematics, statistics and scientific computing, for applications of national priority, utilizing the world’s most powerful extreme scale computing platforms, including TITAN (http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/titan/).

The Fellowship honors Dr. Alston S. Householder, founding director of the Mathematics Division (now CSM Division) at ORNL and recognizes his seminal research contributions to the fields of numerical analysis and scientific computing. Funding for the Householder Fellowship comes from the Applied Mathematics Group (AMG), which is supported by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the U.S. Department of Energy (http://www.science.doe.gov/ascr).  Additional information about the AMG at ORNL can be found athttp://www.csm.ornl.gov/newsite/comp_math.html.  Each Householder Fellowship appointment is for one year with the option to renew for a second year. The fellowship offers collaborative research opportunities in active programs at ORNL, a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance.  The selected individual will be mentored by a senior scientist within the AMG, but are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda, through access to the most advanced computer architectures, and opportunities to facilitate technology transfer from the laboratory research environment to industry and academia through training of new computational scientists.

The minimum required education is a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, statistics or computational science, but no more than four years beyond completion can be considered.  Applicants should also have a proven academic record of high quality research with clear potential to perform cutting edge, innovative research in applied mathematics, statistics and/or computational science.The successful candidate will have a strong background and expertise in more than one area of particular relevance to the AMG at ORNL. Principal research areas include: Multi-scale methods, including atomistic-to-continuum coupling; Computational kinetic theory; Computational fluid dynamics and turbulence; High-dimensional approximation theory; Large-scale iterative methods for linear and eigenvalue problems; Numerical methods for stochastic (partial) differential equations; Uncertainty quantification; Probability theory; Statistical sampling and design of experiments; Combinatorial optimization and graph theory; Computational geometry and mesh generation; Sparse methods for data analytics; High-order continuous and discontinuous methods for PDEs; Multi-resolution analysis.

Qualified applicants may apply online at1.usa.gov/175lbQS<http://1.usa.gov/175lbQS>.  Please contact Clayton Webster (webstercg@ornl.gov<mailto:webstercg@ornl.gov>) regarding any technical questions.  The application process will remain open from September 2, 2013 until November 31, 2013.  You must submit your application during this time to be considered.  This appointment is offered through Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This appointment is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.  U.S. citizenship and a security clearance are NOT required for this position.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

 

January 21, 2014 deadline
 
Types of Grants
 
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:
·         Fellows -   Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
·         Scholars - Post-doctoral applicants, who recently received their PhD.  Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.
 
Website & Online Application
http://www.whitaker.org/
http://whitaker.usapplications.org/
 
The online application is now open with a January 21, 2014 deadline. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, examples of potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.
 
 
 

2013 ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

• Submissions open:
03 March 2013
• Submissions close:
01 May 2013
 
The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students
throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications,
networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are
currently available.
The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship supports the two societies’
(ACM and IEEE-CS) long-standing commitment to workforce diversity. We encourage
applications from women, minorities, and all who contribute to diversity.
The award committee is selected by the two societies and includes past winners as well as
leaders in the field.
Award
 
• $5000 honorarium
• Travel and registration to attend SC13 and be honored at the Awards session
• Recognition with other HPC award winners on the ACM SIGHPC web site
Eligibility
 
Aplicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or
university. They are expected to have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral
program. Committee members’ advisees are not eligible for the award, nor can committee
members provide recommendations for candidates. Previous winners are not eligible.
 
Selection
Fellowship recipients will be selected based on:
• Overall potential for research excellence
• Degree to which technical interests align with those of the HPC community
• Academic progress to-date
• Presentations and publications
• Recommendations by faculty advisor and (optionally) others
• A plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills
• Demonstration of current and future use of HPC resources
All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at their institution.
 
Questions
hpc-fellowship-questions@info.supercomputing.org

 

Fellowships for Doctoral Students in High Performance Computing - Apply by May 1

 

Are you a PhD student in high performance computing? Or a faculty member who is mentoring one of these students? Then consider applying for (or recommending a student for) an ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship.

These fellowships honor exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus areas are in high performance computing, networking, storage, and large-scale data analysis. ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the SC International Conference support this award, which was endowed in memory of George Michael, one of the founders of the SC Conference series.

Fellowship winners are selected each year based on overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which technical interests align with those of the HPC community, academic progress to date, recommendations by their advisor and others, and a demonstration of current and anticipated use of HPC resources. The Fellowship includes a $5,000 honorarium, plus travel and registration to receive the award at the annual SC conference. Submissions for this year's award close on May 1, 2013.

Visit the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship page for application criteria and instructions.

 

UofU Graduate Research Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship applications are due January 18th, 2013.

Graduate Research Fellowship ($15,000 plus tuition*).
For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments. All qualifying examinations must be successfully passed prior to the beginning of the academic year of the award; nonrenewable. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12 to 15 awards given annually. 

I have attached the links to both the Announcement:

https://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/forms/GRF_Annoucement_2013.pdf

Application:

https://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/forms/GRF_App_2013.pdf

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