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Facebook Fellowship Program

Every day Facebook confronts the most complex technical problems and we believe that close relationships with the academy will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of our ongoing commitment to academic relations, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2010-2011 school year.

We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:

  • Internet Economics: auction theory and algorithmic game theory relevant to online advertising auctions.
  • Cloud Computing: storage, databases, and optimization for computing in a massively distributed environment.
  • Social Computing: models, algorithms and systems around social networks, social media, social search and collaborative environments.
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning: learning algorithms, feature generation, and evaluation methods to produce effective online and offline models of behavioral signals.
  • Systems: hardware, operating system, runtime, and language support for fast, scalable, efficient data centers.
  • Information Retrieval: search algorithms, information extraction, question answering, cross-lingual retrieval and multimedia retrieval

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
  • Students must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
  • Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Deadline Feb. 15th 2011

To view the 2011 announcement please visit COS.


IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition

Presidents’ Change the World Competition

The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition recognizes and rewards students who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve it. The contest offers students the perfect opportunity to have their ingenuity and enthusiasm for engineering and technology recognized by prestigious IEEE members around the globe.

Participants may compete as an individual or as a team.

Individuals: Individuals who compete must be IEEE Student Members [who are at least 18 years of age].

Teams: Teams must include an IEEE Student Member in a lead role, but may include non-members. [All team members must be at least 18 years of age.]  Teammates do not need to be from the same country or region. However, an entry may be submitted to only one region for judging.

Individuals or team members must be IEEE student members at the time their entry is submitted.

The students must play the primary role in the problem-solving; however, they may receive technical and financial assistance from others.

Please note that the intent and spirit of the competition is for the students, not others, to solve a problem. Persons acting as team mentors or in a mentorship role must limit the level of support provided to general guidance and must not contribute in any other form that might be considered original authorship, or in any way that may enable claims of rights or ownership to the submitted entries. In no case will work-on-behalf of teams or individuals be allowed.

Entries must be submitted using the form housed on the competition Web site at ieeechangetheworld.org.  Requirements include the following:

  • Project title
  • Description
  • Solution
  • Impact on humanity or community
  • Project testing/implementation status
  • Primary leader name and contact information, including:
  • First name
  • Last name
  • University
  • Home address
  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • Zip
  • Phone
  • Email


Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.
Eligibility
Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities. Predoctoral fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Predoctoral fellows who receive their doctorate while in residence automatically become postdoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must not have received their degree earlier than 2005.
Terms
Predoctoral Fellows are in residence from September to June and receive a stipend of $25,000. Postdoctoral Fellows are in residence from September to June and receive a stipend of $30,000. Both fellowships also provide a workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. These terms apply as of November 2010 and are subject to future changes.
Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted through an online application process. The next deadline for these fellowships will be November 1, 2010.
Notification
Applicants are notified of the Getty Research Institute’s decision approximately six months following the deadline.
Review Process
Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications will be evaluated by the Getty Research Institute based on: (1) the overall quality of the application; (2) how the proposed project bears upon the 2011-2012 annual research theme, Artistic Practice; (3) the applicant’s past achievements; and (4) how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections.

Part 1:
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship application form, which includes completing an online information form and uploading a Project Proposal, Doctoral Dissertation Plan or Abstract, Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample, Selected Bibliography, and Confirmation Letter of Academic Status (candidacy or degree conferred) by 5:00 p.m. PST, November 1, 2010.


Motorola/IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society Graduate Fellowship for Research on Electronic Packaging

The IEE fellowship promotes graduate-level study and research on electronic packaging.

$21,100 per year. Of this sum $9,100 is intended to assist the student with tuition, fees, and books; US$12,000 is to be paid in periodic installments to match the school enrollment terms (usually nine months); complimentary membership in IEEE and CPMT for term of Fellowship.

Must have completed a minimum of four years of college plus one year of graduate study in a recognized scientific or engineering curriculum; must be enrolled full-time in a graduate curriculum leading to a Ph.D., with electronic packaging as a major field of interest.

Student Paper competition conducted during Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) in May or June. Abstracts must be submitted to ECTC Program committee with request to be considered for Fellowship competition.


DAC Graduate Fellowship Program in Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry Science

DAC Graduate Fellowship Program in Analytical Chemistry

Fellowships for graduate students in analytical chemistry are sponsored by various companies and organizations and are awarded through the DAC. The purposes of these fellowships are to encourage basic lected”>research in the field of analytical chemistry, to promote the growth of analytical chemistry in academic institutions and industry, and to provide recognition of future leaders in the field of analytical chemistry.

Both nine-month and summer fellowships are available. Most applicants apply for both awards unless mitigating circumstances (previous summer commitments, impending completion of degree requirements, etc.) exist.

Nine-month fellowships provide for nine months of graduate study and research in analytical chemistry at any ACS accredited institution of the appointee’s choice. The fellowship may not be accepted concurrently with any other external fellowship. Because the purpose of the fellowship is to provide opportunity for research, the holder will not engage in outside work for added compensation during the period of the fellowship. It is expected that the fellow will be engaged in full-time research for the duration of the fellowship and be in residence at the home institution (except when performing collaborative experiments which are part of the funded project).