Deadlines to Apply for NCSA Fellowships and Internships Approaching

Reminder: Deadlines to Apply for NCSA Fellowships and Internships
are approaching!

http://illinois.edu/emailer/newsletter/151790.html

(1) Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships
1-year fellowship
$38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition
Due date for applications: Fri Feb 2 2018
https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships

(2) Blue Waters Student Internships
2-week intensive Petascale Institute
$5000 stipend
Due date for applications: Fri Feb 2 2018
https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships

(3) Blue Waters Faculty Mentor Program
Due date for caculty to submit positions: Mon Jan 15 2018
https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships

(4) REU-INCLUSION Program
10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Date date for applications: Sat Feb 10 2018
https://reu.ncsa.illinois.edu/

(5) XSEDE EMPOWER Program
http://computationalscience.org/xsede-empower 

DETAILS:

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the
University of Illinois offers a number of undergraduate and
graduate internship and HPC workforce-readiness programs.

Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from
institutions around the U.S. are invited to apply for these
opportunities.

Deadlines to apply for the opportunities highlighted below are
quickly approaching.

Apply today and gain access to world-class resources and
mentorship at NCSA!

(1) Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

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

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships provide PhD 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, and funds for
travel to a Blue Waters Symposium to present research progress and
results.

For the Fellowships, preference will be given to candidates
engaged in multidisciplinary research projects that combine
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. citizen or a permanent resident of the
U.S. by the time of the application deadline (February 2nd, 2018).

Guidelines and application forms can be found here:

https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships
 
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(2) Blue Waters Student Internships

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

As part of the Blue Waters efforts to motivate and train the
next generation of supercomputing researchers, the program is
sponsoring about 20 undergraduate research interns each year.

The goal is to engage undergraduate students in
petascale computing research and development projects.

The program provides each student a stipend totaling $5,000,
a two-week intensive Petascale Institute, and an education
allocation on the Blue Waters system.

Select students will travel to the Blue Waters Symposium.

This program includes support for undergraduate internship
activities at any accredited degree-granting institution in the U.S.

We strongly encourage the participation of students who belong to
groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences; including,
but not limited to, women, minorities, and/or persons with
disabilities.

The internships awarded through this program may be for students
working with a faculty mentor from their home institution, or at
any other campus.

Interested faculty can work with a particular student that they
identify, or may select a qualified student with Blue Waters
support through our program.

Applications are due February 2nd, 2018.

Guidelines and application forms can be found here:

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

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(3) Blue Waters Faculty Mentor Program

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

We are seeking faculty to engage undergraduate students in the
above mentioned year-long internship opportunities.

Students in the internship program will gain experiences involving
the application of HPC to problems in science, mathematics or
engineering.

This program provides support for internship activities at any
accredited degree-granting institution in the United States.

Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student should
submit descriptions of available positions.

Positions may be intended for a particular applicant or opened to
all qualified applicants.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to recruit students to apply for
the positions they are submitting; students must submit an
application for consideration.

We strongly encourage participation by faculty and students who
belong to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences;
including, but not limited to, women, minorities, and/or persons
with disabilities.

Faculty may submit positions by January 15, 2018.

Submission guidelines and materials can be found here:

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

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(4) REU-INCLUSION Program
https://reu.ncsa.illinois.edu/

Incubating a New Community of Leaders Using Software, Inclusion,
Innovation, Interdisciplinary and OpeN-Science (INCLUSION) is a
10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program

https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/

at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's
National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

INCLUSION is an opportunity for 10 undergraduate students from
underrepresented communities and Minority Serving Institutions to
work in pairs with pairs of mentors on interdisciplinary
socially-impactful INCLUSION research projects that develop and
use open source software (OSS).

Applications for the REU-INCLUSION Program are due on
February 10th, 2018, and can be found here:

https://reu.ncsa.illinois.edu/apply-now/

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(5) XSEDE EMPOWER Program

http://computationalscience.org/xsede-empower 

An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by
recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the
skills -- or are interested in acquiring the skills -- to
participate in the actual work of XSEDE:

http://www.xsede.org/

The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER (Expert Mentoring
Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research).

We invite the whole XSEDE community -- staff, researchers, and
educators -- to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to
engage in a variety of XSEDE activities, such as computational
and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of
study, networking, system maintenance and support, and
visualization.

The program provides a stipend to students and resources for the
training of those students who work on XSEDE projects for
one semester, one quarter, one summer, or longer.

Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a
US degree-granting institution through the duration of their
participation.

More information on requirements and various due dates can be
found here:

http://computationalscience.org/xsede-empower