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The fellowship named after pioneering computational scientist George Michael is now accepting applications from exceptional PhD students whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers currently available.

Recipients of the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship receive a $5000 honorarium, travel and registration for SC13, and recognition at the SC13 Awards Ceremony.  

Sponsored by the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society, the fellowship seeks to address the critical issue of training the next generation of high-performance computing scientists and engineers.

'The vitality of the HPC community depends on a flow of young talent and the new ideas they bring that advance high performance computing,' said Bruce Loftis, chair of the 2013 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Committee.

'Injecting new blood into the community is especially important as we look to develop next-generation technologies and applications at a time of intense global competition.'

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD programme at an accredited college or university and are expected to have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program. Women, minorities and all who contribute to workforce diversity are encouraged to apply. 

The application includes:

  • Description of current research and its connection to HPC;
  • Academic progress to date, including classes taken, presentations made, and publications;
  • Description of a plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills; and
  • Description of current and future use of HPC resources.