In addition to the sponsored fellowships offered through the Ken Kennedy Institute's Graduate Fellowship Program for Rice students, the institute also offers Computational Science & Engineering (K2I CS&E) fellowships to students who are seeking to further their undergraduate computational science and engineering studies with a graduate degree from Rice University in these fields.
These K2I CS&E graduate fellowships are provided to support the recruitment of outstanding graduate students in computational science and engineering to Rice University.
The goal of the fellowship program is to help attract exceptional graduate students to Rice University in the fields of computational science and engineering, high performance computing, and data analytics, with special consideration given to students with research interests in areas of relevance to the energy industry.
Each K2I CS&E Fellowship is a enhancement fellowship that provides a stipend enhancement in the amount of $15,000, paid in monthly installments over four years. Fellowships are in addition to regular department/graduate advisor support. Ongoing fellowship support will depend upon the candidate’s satisfactory academic performance and reasonable progress toward their degree.
The K2I CS&E Fellowships will be awarded annually by K2I during the admission process and are based on nominations from the department/program to which the graduate student applied.
The K2I CS&E Fellowships are jointly funded by the Rice Ken Kennedy Institute and the nominating department. The fellowship will carry the name of the specific entity that provided the funding to K2I. We are currently receiving support for this program from the annual Oil & Gas HPC Conference hosted at Rice University.
Fellowship nomination process:
Departments across science and engineering at Rice University are required to submit a letter of nomination summarizing the candidate’s qualifications along with the candidate’s application portfolio. A single department can submit up to 5 (five) outstanding graduate student applicants that fit the overarching objectives for the K2I CS&E Fellowships. The nominations must be received by the Ken Kennedy Institute no later than the deadline for the submission year.
The deadline for 2019 applicant submissions is now closed. Please check back here for updates.
There is no particular action required on the part of the student applicants for these fellowships other than making sure the student’s research interests are highlighted as they relate to the focus areas of the K2I CS&E Fellowships. Fellowship recipients will be strongly encouraged to explore paid summer internship opportunities offered by sponsorship companies.
Important Dates for 2020 Applications: