The Center for Computational Science is accepting applications for the CCS Fellows 2016-2017 Program through Friday, October 7. The program, which is open to graduate students in their second year or above, and to undergraduate students at the sophomore level or above, from any school or department at the University of Miami, is designed to inspire a new generation of leaders in computational science by offering students the opportunity to work in a broad cross-disciplinary research setting.
Two undergraduate students and two graduate students per year are selected out of the pool of applicants. CCS Fellows gain valuable computational skills, collaborative skills, and have an additional accolade on their CV. The program consistently results in continued cross-disciplinary collaborations among the participants, be they students or their faculty mentors.
Fellows will have the opportunity to use CCS’s world-class Advanced Computing facilities for their research, and to work closely with CCS faculty, members, and staff. Fellows are expected to conduct a research project for the duration of the fellowship under the guidance of two cross-disciplinary mentors. These mentors would normally include the student’s main advisor, and a faculty colleague from a different department with complementary interests and skills. Fellows may enroll in appropriate courses for research credits, and approach CCS faculty and staff for access to software or other facilities as needed, and they will present their work at the CCS Fellows Symposium in Spring 2017.
Applicants must be of good standing and have an interest in computational science. Applicants with either previous research experience or some existing computational skills, or both, will have an advantage.