The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
The program fosters a community of bright, energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who share a common desire to impact the nation while advancing their science. Fellowship students represent diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but the common thread is their use of mathematical and computing techniques for their research.
Funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet U.S. workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community.
The specific objectives of the DOE CSGF program are:
To help ensure an adequate supply of scientists and engineers appropriately trained to meet national workforce needs, including those of the DOE, in computational sciences.
To make national DOE laboratories available for practical work experiences for fellows ensuring cross-disciplinary experience in highly productive work teams.
To strengthen collaborative ties between the national academic community and DOE laboratories so that the multidisciplinary nature of the fellowship builds the national community of scientists.
To raise the visibility of careers in the computational sciences and to encourage talented students to pursue such careers, thus building the next generation of leaders in computational science.
Read the 2004 article (updated July 2009), Building a Community of Leaders to find out more about why the DOE CSGF program is important to the nation.