Founded with an endowment by the supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc., the fellowship is named in honor of the late Ken Kennedy, a Rice computing pioneer who founded the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (formerly the Computer and Information Technology Institute) and served on Cray’s board of directors.
To be Announced...
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
DUE Friday, September 17, 2010, at 5 PM
Nominations are invited for the fellowship listed above for the 2010‐2011 academic year. Please read these guidelines carefully since changes are made from year to year as needed. The recipients of the fellowships will be determined by a committee of faculty members drawn from a variety of departments at Rice.
Ken Kennedy – Cray Inc. Graduate Fellowship ‐ one year fellowship for a graduate student involved in high performance computing (in any academic area). To be eligible, the candidate must be registered as a
graduate student at Rice for the entire academic year for which the candidate is nominated. One award in the amount of $5,000 will be given. At most $3,000 can be used to replace a portion of the student’s
standard departmental stipend, the remainder, $2,000, should be paid on top of the students current stipend. Receiving this fellowship does not guarantee a supplement beyond the one‐year term of the fellowship. The fellowship will be paid out in equal semi‐monthly amounts over the nine‐month academic year.
A faculty member may nominate one candidate for the fellowship. Candidates nominated for the fellowship are not eligible for other Rice fellowships. Preference will be given to candidates who have already started their thesis research.
Please be aware that tuition support is provided to the recipients of fellowships only if the student's total stipend support (from all sources) in a semester meets the minimum required for tuition waivers in the student's academic area. Otherwise, the student receiving the fellowship is responsible for tuition.
Nominations should be sent to the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology office for review by the selected committee. For each candidate, please submit one copy of the nomination package. The nomination package must contain the following items, in order:
A summary sheet. This summary sheet should list the name of the candidate, the candidate's department, the number of years that the candidate will have been at Rice at the time the fellowship is granted, a list of previous graduate degrees and the name of the institutions at which these degrees were earned. In addition, this sheet should contain a brief (one paragraph) summary of the candidate's research topic.
Please address the question of the appropriateness of the candidate for the particular fellowship in question, as defined in this memo. Nominations must be received in the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology office (submit to Angela Smith in 1085 Duncan Hall or email@example.com) no later than Friday, September 17, 2010, at 5 PM.