Applications open for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program

The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, immerses graduate students from across the country in a year of focused HPC and data-intensive research. The Blue Waters Project offers unique opportunities for fellowships to students at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. Applications for 2018-2019 are open through Feb. 2, 2018.

The fellowship is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that will directly benefit from the use of the Blue Waters supercomputer. The program is open to students in all fields of study. 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.  Participation is strongly encouraged for students who are women, minorities, and/or persons with disabilities. 

Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $38,000 for the year-long fellowship. They will also receive up to a $12,000 tuition allowance. During the fellowship year, the fellow’s academic institution is asked to exempt the recipient of any other tuition and fee charges normally charged to students of comparable academic standing. Recipients will receive travel funds to attend the Blue Waters symposium. The fellowship provides up to 50,000 node-hours on the Blue Waters system to support the fellow’s research.

For complete information on the fellowships, visit