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In 1987, Penn State established an innovative fellowship program in computing applications. The program is for doctoral students who have a background and strong interest in computing applications within their disciplines. Through their participation in the program and the utilization of computing resources, the Academic Computing Fellows develop and disseminate new methods for problem solving within their disciplines.

Fellows are awarded a stipend plus payment of tuition and fees. In addition, a grant is provided to each fellow for such activities as travel to national conferences. Fellowship appointments are for a maximum of three years, with funding for continuation each year contingent upon performance in the preceding year and availability of funds.

Faculty members are encouraged to contact prospective applicants for this award. Formal nomination for the fellowship award is made by the graduate program after it has validated the interest of the unit in the suggested research area, ensured the availability and interest of an appropriate faculty member to serve as the prospective recipient's mentor during the term of the fellowship, and ensured that the necessary administrative support, such as office space, will be provided to the fellow.  Recipients of this award are not eligible to reapply for subsequent consideration following their three years of tenure. University employees receiving educational privileges are not eligible for this University scholarship/award in accordance with Penn State policies HR36 and HR38.

For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration.

View the full list of Academic Computing Fellowship recipients