Ken Kennedy Institute Fellowship Programs
With support from the Energy High Performance Computing Conference, industry, and nominating departments, the Ken Kennedy Institute has awarded nearly $1.8 million to 201 graduate students since 2001. In total, the Energy HPC Conference funded 78 of those students for $580,000.
The Energy High Performance Computing Conference, jointly funded by the nominating department, has led to 52 four-year recruiting fellowships totaling $740,000 since 2014. These recruiting fellowships support the recruitment of outstanding graduate students to select departments in the George R. Brown School of Engineering and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice University in the fields of high performance computing, computational science & engineering, and data science, with special consideration given to students with research interests in areas of relevance to the energy industry.
The Ken Kennedy Institute works with industry to sponsor graduate students through fellowships. Since 2001, the Institute has awarded 149 fellowships totaling $1,030,000 supported by AMD, bp, Chevron, ExxonMobil, NAG, SLB, Shell, the Energy High Performance Computing Conference, and the Andrew Ladd, Ken Kennedy-HPE Cray, and Scott Morton endowments. These one-year graduate fellowships are available to graduate students pursuing research related to high performance computing, computational science and engineering, and data science. The fellowships also provide internship opportunities and interactions with industry professionals. Since 2012, the Energy High Performance Computing Conference has sponsored 26 of these graduate fellowships.