Call for RDI2 Graduate Fellowship Applications: Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Computational and Data Science
The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) is pleased to announce its Fellowships for Excellence in Computational and Data Science to support Graduate Students in all areas of Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering (CDSE), with a specific focus on research in Big Data and Extreme Scale computing for academic year 2019-2020. RDI2 will support up to three second and third year Rutgers PhD students working on multi-disciplinary collaborative computational/data-enabled research projects that address more than one element of CDSE research.
Each fellowship appointment will be for one year and comes with $30,000 towards partial Graduate Assistant support for the academic year fellowship. The fellowship has potential for renewal, and includes allocations on RDI2’s research infrastructure (including Caliburn). Prospective candidates are expected to pursue novel and creative research avenues within existing research programs and faculty expertise in collaboration with an RDI2 faculty mentor. Faculty can submit applications for consideration on an ongoing basis.
Successful candidates are expected to start/continue their research as part of the RDI2 research community and to participate in the RDI2 research and other activities. During the academic year, RDi2 fellows are required to submit two reports on progress of their research, mid-year report is due January 31 and end of year report is due May 1. In addition to the progress status, the report should include details of the science impact, presentations and publications resulting from the research. Fellows are required to acknowledge RDI2 support in presentations and publications. Please note, RDI2 will allocate the fund to the student’s respective department and the administration of the fund will be managed by the receiving department.
Applications should include: a 1-2 page project description written by Rutgers faculty, curriculum vitae of proposed student/fellow, and a statement on long term relevance of research and possible future funding agencies. Existing RDI2 Fellow applicants must also include a copy of the mid-year report with the application.
Applications should be emailed by March 22, 2019 to:
Forough Ghahramani (Associate Director, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2))
Email: fellowship@rdi2. rutgers.edu
(Please include "Grad Student Fellowship” in the subject line).
We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your support for computation and data science enabled solutions.