ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available.

The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship supports the two societies’ (ACM and IEEE-CS) long-standing commitment to workforce diversity.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all who contribute to diversity.

The award committee is selected by the two societies and includes past winners as well as leaders in the field.


  • $5000 honorarium
  • Travel and registration to attend SC13 and be honored at the Awards session
  • Recognition with other HPC award winners on the ACM SIGHPC web site


Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or university.  They are expected to have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program.  Committee members' advisees are not eligible for the award, nor can committee members provide recommendations for candidates.  Previous winners are not eligible.


Fellowship recipients will be selected based on:

  • Overall potential for research excellence
  • Degree to which technical interests align with those of the HPC community
  • Academic progress to-date
  • Presentations and publications
  • Recommendations by faculty advisor and (optionally) others
  • A plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills
  • Demonstration of current and future use of HPC resources

All applicants must meet minimum scholarship requirements at their institution.


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Log in and complete the George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Application Form.

You will be asked to submit text not to exceed 1000 words or 2 pages in a PDF document.  This text should address the selection criteria presented above, i.e.:

  • Description of current research and its connection to High-Performance Computing
  • Academic progress including classes taken, presentations made, and publications submitted to journals
  • Description of a plan of study to enhance HPC-related skills
  • Description of current and future use of HPC resources

You will be asked to identify your academic advisor and others who can provide a recommendation for you.   When you click submit, a recommendation request will be e-mailed to each of the people you have listed under "Advisor/Recommender Information".  Your advisor should certify that you are eligible for this award in his/her recommendation. You should give complete information about the program and your application to each person asked to provide a recommendation.


  • Submissions open:      03 March 2013
  • Submissions close:      01 May 2013 (Extended one week to May 8).


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