Category Archives: Graduate research

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (due Jan 18 2023)

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) – a program that has supported the graduate studies of nearly 600 awardees since 1991 – is currently accepting applications through January 18, 2023.
As you read, kindly forward this message to anyone you feel would be a good fit for the program. We look forward to welcoming another multidisciplinary class of fellows in the fall of 2023. Your encouragement The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) – a program that has supported the graduate studies of nearly 600 awardees since 1991 – is currently accepting applications through January 18, 2023.

As you read, kindly forward this message to anyone you feel would be a good fit for the program. We look forward to welcoming another multidisciplinary class of fellows in the fall of 2023. Your encouragement could make all the difference in someone choosing to pursue this life-changing opportunity.

The DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities for doctoral students in various fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. Renewable up to four years, the fellowship also seeks candidates researching applied mathematics, statistics, computer science or computational science advances that contribute to more effective use of emerging high-performance systems. Learn more about the program’s two tracks here.
The DOE CSGF is available to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university; senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students are eligible to apply.
Benefits include:
• A $45,000 yearly stipend
• Payment of full tuition and required fees
• Yearly program review participation
• An annual professional development allowance
• A 12-week DOE laboratory research practicum experience
Please consider joining fellowship staff as we host an informational webinar at 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 8. This session will provide an overview of the DOE CSGF and guidance for applying, and it will serve as a forum to ask related questions in a live Q&A format. A recording will also be made available via the fellowship website.
Meanwhile, you’ll find application details and a downloadable poster here, and we encourage you to read more about the pursuits of fellows and alumni via our annual DEIXIS publication here.
As always, we thank you for your support of the DOE CSGF, and we welcome the opportunity to answer questions ahead of the January 18 application deadline.
Best regards,
Lindsey Eilts
DOE CSGF Program Coordinator
Krell Institute

Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) conference (Jun 14-16)

Registration is now open at this link!

2021 IGEN National Meeting

A Virtual Experience from June 14 – 16

Recruit, Learn, Share

The IGEN National Meeting provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing equity for Black, Latinx and Indigenous students in STEM graduate education to share ideas, learn together and develop/strengthen their networks.

Graduate students will be able to:

  • Develop personal and professional skills that will drive forward future academic and professional endeavors
  •   Share research findings with the IGEN scholarly community
  • Exchange experiences with peers and potential employers (i.e. personal and professional networking)
  • Increase exposure to academic/professional opportunities

Educators and Employers will be able to:

  • Learn about evidence-based inclusive practices (i.e. culturally responsive mentoring, advising, etc.)
  • Develop skills to lead equity efforts and facilitate organizational change
  • Increase their awareness of the racialized & gendered nature of research and academic spaces
  • Exchange experiences with cross-organizational leaders

Learn more about the program!

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship (graduate)

This is a call for applications for the 2021-22 Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund fellowship, which pays full tuition plus a stipend of $18,000 for up to three years.  U.S. citizens pursuing a graduate degree in 2021-22 in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training) are eligible. The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.

Penn is only permitted to forward three nominees.  An internal selection process will be coordinated by the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships.  For the purposes of the internal competition, students should complete the application and submit the requested supporting documentation by November 29, 2020.

This internal Penn application requires 1 letter of recommendation from a professor (not a postdoc or lecturer) who has taught or worked closely with you. You will request this through the application process, but please alert your preferred recommender as soon as possible so as to give your recommender ample time to submit letters of recommendation before the November 29 Penn Deadline. Penn will require additional letters, including an optional letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair, if you are nominated.

Please prepare the following:

  1. A completed version of this document. For now you may omit the financial aid information and tax returns.
  2. Most current CV
  3. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. Copy of graduate exam scores, or a statement explaining why these were not needed.
  5. A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S  terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.

Once that is prepared, visit the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Internal Application to request your letter of recommendation and submit your application.

Please note that official transcripts, official copies of test scores, FAFSA, School Financial Aid Summary and tax returns, and additional letters of recommendation will only be required if you are chosen as one of the three institutional nominees.

DoE scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts


  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or field that supports the DOE mission.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

For more information


Download program flyer:


Two Sigma PhD Fellowship and Diversity PhD Fellowship (due Nov 6th)

Two Sigma are proud to announce the continuation of the Two Sigma PhD Fellowship program, which supports doctoral students pursuing a PhD in a STEM field such as Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Finance/Econometrics. At Two Sigma we understand that diversity drives innovation, and we actively seek to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, LGBTQ people, and those from ethnic and racial backgrounds that remain under-represented in technology. Therefore, we are also extremely pleased to announce the launch of our Inaugural Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship.

The application does require nomination from the department, so please contact the graduate chair Professor Josh Klein to express your interest. The links include complete process & guidelines for the application, along with FAQs.  Applications are due Nov 6th.

Ford Foundation Fellowships applications due in December

As of September 8, 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be accepting applications for the 2021 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs.   Through this program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Ford Foundation fellowships applications are due by December 17th for predoctoral (can be an undergraduate or in graduate school) and by December 10th for dissertation completion and postdoctoral fellowships.