NCSA's Fellowship program provides an opportunity for faculty and researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to catalyze and develop long-term research collaborations between Illinois departments, research units, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). This competitive program provides seed funding for demonstration or start-up projects, workshops, and/or other activities with the potential to lead to longer-term collaborations around research, development and education with particular interest in projects that can lead to stimulating demos of extreme-scale cyberinfrastructure.
Recent fellowship program updates and an FAQ can be found on the NCSA wiki.
Projects are encouraged that build on existing NCSA activities, including the center's six thematic areas:
- Bioinformatics and Health Sciences
- Computing and Data Sciences (Contact: Gabrielle Allen)
- Culture and Society (Contact: Donna Cox)
- Earth and Environment (Contact: Shaowen Wang)
- Materials and Manufacturing (Contact: Narayana Aluru)
- Physics and Astronomy (Contact: Athol Kemball)
and major projects and programs, including:
- Blue Waters (Contact: Greg Bauer)
- XSEDE (Contact: Jay Alameda)
- Innovative Systems Laboratory (Contact: Volodymyr Kindratenko)
- Advanced Visualization Laboratory (Contact: Donna Cox)
- Cybersecurity (Contact: Adam Slagell)
- National Data Service (Contact: Kenton McHenry)
- Midwest Big Data Hub (Contact: Melissa Cragin)
- Innovative Software and Data Analysis (Contact: Kenton McHenry)
- Private Sector Program (Contact: Seid Koric)
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the people listed here to discuss project ideas.
Fellows are provided a zero-percent NCSA appointment and are responsible for contributing to the center’s academic core, play a significant role in advising on center strategy, contribute to and take part in large collaborative funding efforts, and act as liaisons with their home departments. Fellows are provided with office space at NCSA as appropriate and have direct access to NCSA research scientists, staff, and services. Where possible, NCSA will provide access to compute, data, and other cyberinfrastructure, including software licenses, needed for fellowship projects.
Illinois faculty and researchers interested in this opportunity are encouraged to submit proposals. To find out more information about this program or NCSA, or to discuss ideas for proposals, applicants are encouraged to contact the thematic area and project leads listed above or research coordinator Amanda Lombardo at email@example.com.