Department of Energy Awards 21 Computational Science Graduate Fellowships in 2012
Ames, Iowa (June 18, 2012) — In 1991, in an effort to address the shortage of computational scientists in the United States, the Department of Energy developed an innovative fellowship program. Now more than 20 years later, the Department of Energy’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) continues its commitment to training the next generation of scientific leaders as it welcomes 21 new students to the program.
Jointly funded by the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense Programs, the DOE CSGF provides up to four years of support to students pursuing a doctoral degree in areas of study that focus on the use of high-performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering. Students selected for the fellowship enter the program with a background in a scientific or engineering discipline, computer science, or applied mathematics.
As part of the program, DOE CSGF recipients are provided benefits that include a yearly stipend of $36,000; payment of all tuition and fees at the accredited U.S. college or university of their choosing; and an annual research, academic, workstation purchase and conference travel allowance. Fellows in this program participate in a highly regarded annual fellowship conference in Washington, D.C. and are afforded the unique opportunity to complete a three-month practicum at one of 17 DOE laboratory sites. During the practicum experience, fellows are able to use some of the nation's largest and most sophisticated computational and experimental facilities to conduct their research.
In order to be considered for this highly competitive fellowship, each applicant must provide written responses to essay questions, a transcript, GRE scores and a detailed program of study. In addition, three letters of reference are required from advisors, instructors and employers familiar with the applicant’s background and capabilities. These materials undergo careful review by external committees of distinguished individuals representing the DOE national laboratories, academia and industry.
The Krell Institute, fellowship program administrator, takes pleasure in announcing the awardees for the 2012-2013 academic year. The listing includes each fellow’s intended field of study and academic institution.
For more information on the DOE CSGF program, please contact a member of the fellowship staff.