Fellowship Applications for Doctoral Students Pursuing HPC Research Due September 8

Austin, TX--Applications for the High Performance Computing Ph.D. Fellowship Program are due Friday, September 8, 2008. Established by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society, and the SC Conference Series, the program honors exceptional Ph.D. students throughout the world focusing on research in High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. Each year, up to three fellowship recipients will each receive a stipend of at least $5,000 (U.S.) for one academic year, plus travel support to attend the SC conference.

The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program seeks to help address the important issue of training the next generation of HPC scientists and engineers. HPC covers the areas of computational sciences, computational engineering and computer science using the most powerful computers available at a given time. The program also supports a long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, members of under-represented groups, and all who contribute to diversity.

Candidates must be nominated by a full-time faculty member at a Ph.D. granting, accredited institution. They must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. program at an accredited college or university, and they should have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination. Fellowship recipients will be selected based on:


All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at the institution where they are or will be registered.

Complete information, including participation requirements and the application process, can be found at: http://sc08.supercomputing.org/files/hpcFellowship.pdf.

Questions can be sent to hpc-fellowship-questions@acm.org.

About SC08

SC08, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, will showcase how high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in research, education and commerce. This premiere international conference includes technical and education programs, workshops, tutorials, an exhibit area, demonstrations and hands-on learning. For more information, please visit http://sc08.supercomputing.org/.