NCSA Fellowships

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 NCSA. This competitive program provides seed funding for new projects that include NCSA staff as integral contributors to the project. Proposers can leverage on already existing collaborations with NCSA staff or develop new collaborations through the fellowship program. In either case, the proposed research needs to be a new one.

Recent fellowship program updates and FAQ can be found on the NCSA wiki.

Projects that can build on existing NCSA activities and major projects and programs are strongly encouraged. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant people listed below to discuss project ideas.

NCSA major projects and programs include:

Fellows are provided a zero-percent appointment and are responsible for contributing to the NCSA academic core, contribute to and take part in large collaborative funding efforts, and act as liaisons with their home departments. Fellows 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 project leads listed above or Senior Assistant Director of Research & Engagement Amanda Lombardo at