New Frontiers Fellowships 2023-2024

Call for Applications

The New Frontiers Graduate Fellowships provide PhD students with a year of full-time research support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, and an allocation of 50,000 hours on NCSA’s Delta computing system. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.

Applications are now being accepted for fellowships to occur between August of 2023 and July of 2024.

The deadline for applications is March 6, 2023.

“The fellowship provided me with the opportunity to conduct independent research early on in my Ph.D. This helped prepare me for life as an independent researcher and greatly contributed to my ability to get my current position without doing a postdoc,” said past fellow Jon Cameron Calhoun. “I am very confident in saying that the fellowship was central to my development as an independent researcher and as a tenure-track faculty.”

To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited U.S. educational institution, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident by the time of the application deadline, and be in the second or later year of their graduate program with a well-developed computational and/or data analytics research proposal. Applications from all disciplines are welcome. Preference will be given to applicants engaged in national security related research, in particular geospatial and geointelligence projects at scale that combine disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications. Candidates may not have any other fellowships during the same period as the New Frontiers Fellowship.

Recipients will be notified in May of 2023. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and US veterans are encouraged to apply.

“The fellowship allowed me to focus on my research, which allowed me to finish my Ph.D. much sooner and with a greater number of publications than expected,” said former fellow George Slota. “This enabled me to find a professor position immediately after graduating.”

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