The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program, a prestigious and unique program funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is open to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications. The fellowship is designed to support Ph.D. students who are engaged in a program of study and research that will directly benefit from the use of Blue Waters. The fellowship provides up to 50,000 node-hours on the Blue Waters system to support the fellow’s research.

Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.

Eligibility:

  • For the Fellowships, preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications
  • Applicants should be in the second or later year of their graduate program with a well-developed, related research proposal
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S

How to Apply:

The application process is online, applicant can login though by the given link for the fellowship program:

https://www.osc.edu/content/blue_waters_graduate_fellowship_application_2017

Supporting Documents:

The fellowship application will be required:

  • Project title
  • An abstract (max. 750 characters) of your proposed project
  • Personal statement (max. 5,500 characters) concerning your career goals and experience
  • Research statement (max. 5,500 characters) defining your research topic and how it uses a Blue Waters allocation
  • Unofficial transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate institutions uploaded with the application.
  • Contact and optional demographic information
  • Relevant information on education, experience, GRE test scores, and academic activities

Financial aid and Award Money:

  • Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide Ph.D. students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, an allocation of up to 50,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system
  • It provides funds for travel to a Blue Waters Symposium to present research progress and results

Application Deadline:

The complete application is due on February 3, 2017, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Link for More Information:

https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships

Contact information:

If you have more questions, contact bwgf-at-ncsa.illinois.edu

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