Frontera Computational Science Fellowships

Application Instructions

Nominations open: November 18, 2019
Nominations close: February 7, 2020, 11:59pm at applicant’s local time
Fellows Announced: Late March 2020
Funding begins: June 1, 2020

To be considered for a Frontera Computational Science Fellowship, an applicant must meet the following requirements.

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student at the time of application
  • Have completed at least one year of their graduate program as of March 2020
  • Have a plan of research on their dissertation topic approved by their committee. The research must include a well-defined computational component
  • Have at least one full year remaining in their program as of June of the year of award
  • Be enrolled in a US institution and studying in the United States or one of its territories
  • Be able to spend the summer semester in residence at TACC in the year of award (roughly June and July, but will vary according to your school’s calendar)

What the Applicant Provides

The candidate will apply via an online application system, providing the following information:

  1. Contact and demographic information.
  2. Project title and abstract (max 100 words).
  3. Personal statement (max. 500 words) - personal, professional, and educational experiences and future career goals; specific examples of any research and/or professional activities, leadership roles, and extent to which the applicant worked independently and/or as part of a team in the activity; reason(s) why applicant would make an outstanding Frontera Computational Science Fellow.
  4. Research statement (max. 1,000 words) - research idea and how data analysis, visualization and parallel computing resources are critical to addressing the research topic; how the research will advance knowledge and understanding within the field of study; how this opportunity would further research goals and accelerate or expand the impact of the research.
  5. Unofficial transcript(s) from all graduate institutions attended.
  6. Two letters of reference: one letter from a research advisor affirming the approved plan of research; and one letter from a recommender who can speak to abilities (e.g., academic, work ethic, etc.). Letters must not exceed one page, and must be uploaded on the Frontera Fellowships Recommendation Form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that letters are received before the application deadline.

Frontera Fellowships Recommendation Form


Applicants should first consult with advisor or academic department as they often have experience with programs such as this one.

Fellowship FAQ provides additional information necessary to correctly complete the application. For additional questions, please email