Posted on 29/04/13 in News

2013 Fujitsu Studentships in High Performance Computing

HPC Wales and Fujitsu are pleased to announce the availability of fully funded PhD and Masters studentships in high performance computing. These are open to all projects that are eligible to use the resources of HPC Wales.

Fourteen PhD studentships have already been awarded in areas such as offshore tide- and wave-based energy generation, climate change modelling, oil and gas reservoir exploration and genomics. A further six PhD and Masters studentships will be allocated on the basis of this competitive call, with a submission deadline of 31st May 2013. Applications must be made by 17:00 on this date using the Fujitsu Studentship Application Form available from HPC Wales. Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of representatives from the universities, HPC Wales and Fujitsu, whose decision shall be final.

Guidance on the criteria to be used for evaluation is available in the document Fujitsu Studentship Application Evaluation Guidance, also available from HPC Wales. It is anticipated that approximately 50% of the PhD/Masters studentships will be awarded in areas that are of particular interest to Fujitsu as described in the Evaluation Guidance document.

It is important to note the following about this current call for studentships:

Priority will be given to applications that address specific Welsh Government Priority Sectors that are under-represented in the current studentships. These underrepresented sectors are:

  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Creative Industries
  • Information and Communications Technology

As one of the major aims of HPC Wales is to introduce new researchers to high performance computing, priority will be given to applicants who do not already have a Fujitsu PhD Studentship.

Projects will have to be able to show at the application stage that they have a real need for significant use of high performance computing.

Forms and guidance notes can be downloaded below.

Please send completed applications forms to info@hpcwales.co.uk