Graduate Student Fellows Program
The Hariri Institute for Computing’s Graduate Student Fellows program recognizes outstanding PhD students who are pursuing computing and data-driven research at Boston University. Continuing PhD students, in the 1st or 2nd year of their program, are eligible to be nominated for this honor (awarded, in turn, at the start of their 2nd or 3rd year, respectively).
Benefits for Graduate Student Fellow Participation
- $5,000 Academic Enhancement Award to support and promote the student’s research experience at Boston University
- Collaborate with other Graduate Student Fellow cohorts to organize and support Institute-sponsored events (e.g., seminars, panels, etc.)
- Engage with the Institute’s substantial network of academic, government, and industry partners around computing and data-driven research
The Hariri Institute for Computing is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages nominations for diverse candidates such as those from historically underrepresented groups.
Each Boston University Department and program can nominate one student. Each department’s nomination must be submitted by the Department Chair and/or the Department Graduate Program Director. We ask that you keep your nominations confidential, and do not inform candidates of their nomination. Nominations are due by 3/8/24
Fellowships include opportunities to collaborate with other Graduate Student Fellow cohorts and organize Institute-sponsored events. The latter includes the “Did you know…? lunch-and-learn series, which provides PhD students with the opportunity to both learn new things that either enable or are enabled by computing and data science. The series gives them an opportunity to host and network with researchers and staff across Boston University.
Continuing PhD students who are pursuing computational and/or data-driven research at Boston University, in the 1st or 2nd year of their program, are eligible to be nominated for this honor (awarded, in turn, at the start of their 2nd or 3rd year, respectively).
Evaluation and selection will be conducted by a Hariri Institute-led committee. This is a competitive program. We recommend recommendation letters address the following selection criteria:
- The demonstrated capacity of the student to pursue computational and data-driven research in the form of computational and/or data-driven contributions and accomplishments.
- The potential of the student to engage in original research projects across disciplines by the Institute’s fellows and affiliates.
- Prospects for future impact and engagement around computing and data science activities at the Hariri Institute.
- The promise of the student as an ambassador for the department and for the Hariri Institute for Computing.
We ask that you keep your nominations confidential, and do not inform candidates of their nomination. Please read below the specific nomination packet details prior to submitting candidates.
Nomination packets are required to include the following materials. Please combine all documents into one PDF document upon submission:
- Recommendation Letter (from Department Chairs or Graduate Program Directors). See “Selection Criteria” above for more information.
- Student transcript.
- Student CV.
Each spring semester, a handful of graduate students are selected for this honor, based on nominations submitted by department chairs or graduate program directors and evaluation by a Hariri Institute-led committee. Departments are notified in May if their nominee was selected. Candidates selected for this award are notified shortly following the Department’s communication. A formal cohort announcement is made at the start of the summer.
Submit a Nomination
We ask that you keep your nominations confidential, and do not inform candidates of their nomination.
Each Boston University Department and program can nominate one student. Each department’s nomination must be submitted by the Department Chair and/or the Department Graduate Program Director.
Nominations are due by 3/8/24
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