The New Frontiers Initiative Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of full-time research support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, and an allocation up to 100,000 node-hours on the powerful Blue Waters petascale computing system.
Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited U.S. educational institution. Applicants are required to be in the second or later year of their graduate program with a well-developed, research proposal. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents by the time of the application deadline.
Preference will be given to applicants engaged in geospatial and geointelligence research projects at scale that combine disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications.
The New Frontiers Initiative (NFI) is an activity of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign that partners with federal agencies on research, development and educational projects to bring Illinois’ expertise and resources to enhance the nation’s national security and safety. Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards OCI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.
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