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IACS Graduate Fellowships

fellowship opportunity

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science offers a limited competition awarding graduate research fellowships to outstanding, distinguished students interested in pursuing graduate education and computational-related research at the Institute under the mentorship of core or affiliate IACS faculty researchers.

IACS Graduate Fellows will play a strong role in the overall life of the institute, which is comprised of 13 core and ~40 affiliate faculty spanning chemistry, materials by design, condensed matter, astrophysics, atmospheric science, nanoscience, linguistics, ecology, applied mathematics, computer science, biomedical informatics, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, music, neurobiology and behavior, psychology, and sociology.

IACS Graduate Fellows will be provided with competitive stipends matching the current NSF rate of $37,000*.  Additionally, Fellows will be provided with an equipment and travel allowance in the amount of $8,000.

The IACS Graduate Fellowship ensures funding for 5 years. During the first 1 - 2 fellowship years, Graduate Fellows will follow departmental norms acquiring valuable teaching experience and become fully integrated into their respective departments by serving as Teaching Assistants (TAs). While the Fellow is serving as a TA, the department will support them at their current rate and IACS will provide the difference, bringing the Fellow to the full $37,000 stipend.

Funding beyond the scope of the 5-year Fellowship will be expected to be provided by the research advisor or another source at the stipend level.  

IACS Graduate Fellows will be expected to participate fully in the research life at IACS, including, but not limited to, presenting at Research Day; attending and/or facilitating IACS seminars and brown bag lunches; leading educational workshops within their expertise; serving as a mentor for enrolled students; participating in professional development opportunities; attending professional conferences on behalf of the institute.

IACS Graduate Fellows are expected to maintain a superb academic and research record and are expected to work on a computationally-intensive project with an IACS core or affiliate faculty member. If a Fellow chooses to join the research group of a non-IACS faculty member, their eligibility will be determined on an individual case-by-case basis. Fellows will participate in annual reviews with their research advisors to evaluate their performance and ensure successful outcomes.

Workspace will be provided within the institute.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates or Master's students who are applying to a PhD program.

Applications are due December 1, 2022



CALL: The departments will fund initial year(s) stipend per department norm (TA/GA lines & tuition waiver) supplemented by IACS Fellowship “plus up” for annual total stipend of $37,000.  IACS will assume funding of full stipend when obligatory department TA/GA ends.

Application process

Step 1:

Potential IACS Graduate Fellows should identify potential research faculty mentors from Stony Brook University by viewing the mentors list

Step 2:

The applicant should contact the faculty member(s) with whom they hope to work. The selected faculty member will need to write a letter of support for the applicant expressing why they believe the applicant will be a good fit for their research group and IACS as a whole.

Step 3:


Apply Here

Applications include:

  • A document that identifies potential research faculty mentors from Stony Brook University
  • CV (including any possible research experience, conference participation, publications, and/or teaching experience) and cover letter 
  • Personal Statement: 1 - 2 pages highlighting the following:     

          Career goals
          Scientific and computational background
          Research experience
          How you would advance the mission of IACS

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation:  These may be emailed by their authors directly to Applicant's name should be in the subject heading.
  • The nominating  department  must provide a letter specifying committtment for first-year (or first and second year, if that is department norm) support including TA/GA and tuition waiver. 

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all items are submitted on time.


*While Fellows are serving as Teaching Assistants in their home departments, the department will support them at their current rate. IACS will provide the difference, guaranteeing a $37,000 annual stipend. Once the Fellow has fulfilled their TA obligations, IACS will provide the Fellow with a full $37,000 annual stipend.*