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. Please keep nominations confidential from candidates.
Fellowships include opportunities to collaborate with other Graduate Student Fellow cohorts and organize Institute-sponsored events. The latter includes the “Did you know you could…?” meet-and-learn series, which provides PhD students with the opportunity to both learn more about tools that enable or are enabled by computing and data science and host and network with researchers and staff across Boston University.
1. Academic achievement in the form of computational and/or data-driven contributions and accomplishments.
2. A record demonstrating originality and engagement with research topics across disciplines.
3. Recommendation letter supports prospects for future impact and engagement around computing and data science at the Hariri Institute
4. Student interest and passion for computing and data-driven research (as demonstrated through CV)
Nomination packets are required to include the following materials. Please combine all documents into one PDF document upon submission. Please keep nominations confidential from candidates.
- Recommendation Letter (from Department Chairs or Graduate Program Directors). The 1-2 page recommendation letter should address as many of the listed aspects below as relevant:
a. The demonstrated capacity of the student to purse computational and data-driven research
b. The promise of the student as an ambassador for the department and for the Hariri Institute for Computing
c. The expectations of the student’s engagement with Hariri Institute activities
d. The potential of the student to engage in research projects by the Institute’s fellows and affiliates
- Student transcript.
- Student CV.
Graduate Student Fellowship Nomination for Continuing PhD Student
Each Boston University department and program can nominate (and rank) up to two students. Nominations must be submitted by the department chair and/or the department graduate program director. Please keep nominations confidential from candidates.
Nominations are now closed.
For administrative questions, please contact Katherine D’Angelo, Program & Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.