Fully-funded 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 accepted to use the resources of HPC Wales.

Seven 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. Further PhD and Masters studentships will be allocated on the basis of competitive calls in May 2012 and May 2013. Applications must be made by 17:00 on the closing date for each call using the HPC Wales – 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 HPC Wales – 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.

Calls for PhD/Masters Studentships


Approximate Number to be Awarded    


Notification by  

*Commencement by

Call 2


31 May 2012

1 Jul 2012

31 Oct 2012

Call 3


31 May 2013

1 Jul 2013

31 Oct 2013

For further information and for assistance in completing the application, please contact a HPC Wales Training and Outreach Mentor:

Bangor and North Wales: Laura Redfern, 07850 771287
Cardiff and South Wales: Ian Grimstead, 07850 771289
Glamorgan and Mid Wales: James Osborne, 07850 771290
Swansea and West Wales: Rod Thomas, 07850 771288

*The student must have been recruited and a fully executed studentship agreement must be in place by this date. A sample copy of the HPC Wales – Fujitsu Studentship Agreement is available on request.