“World-class universities, while few in number, play a catalytic role in advancing human affairs and welfare, economic growth, scientific progress, and cultural achievement” says Prof. Costas Papanicolas, President of The Cyprus Institute. The Cyprus Institute is such an institution dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and will be addressing regional problems (for the Eastern Mediterranean) with global significance. As part of its educational mission it will be offering Fellowships to a limited number of young scientists aspiring to become future leaders in academia and research that is enabled by computational science and technology.
The Cyprus Institute has established a “Cyprus Computational Science and Technology (CCST) Program” at the University of Illinois (Illinois) under the auspices of its Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies (IACAT) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). CCST Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and CCST Graduate Fellowships at Illinois are available for collaborative projects between the CyI and Illinois in the following areas:
- Climate Change Simulations
- Digital Cultural Heritage
- High Energy Physics/Lattice QCD
- Solar Energy Concentration and Storage
The joint projects between Illinois will provide collaborative research and educational opportunities for the Fellows while advancing the research objectives of The Cyprus Institute. Fellows will have access to the NCSA/IACAT’s high end computing, data and visualization resources and infrastructure at Illinois in USA and the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of CyI in Cyprus.
Candidates for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships should:
- have a PhD in an appropriate field
- be capable of leading independent research
- be interested in collaborating with senior faculty at The Cyprus Institute and at UIUC
- be willing to spend part of the time in residence at The Cyprus Institute in Cyprus (the duration of the visits will be negotiable.)
Candidates for Graduate Fellowships should:
- have a strong academic record and background relevant to the proposed graduate studies
- be ready to embark on thesis research following course completions in departments at Illinois
- expect to be jointly supervised by collaborating faculty members at the CyI and Illinois
- be willing to spend part of the time (duration negotiable) in residence at the CyI in Cyprus
- have a sincere interest in and knowledge of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region and
- evince interest in living and working in Cyprus or the Eastern Mediterranean region after completing their degrees at UIUC.
The application deadline is 31 December. For further details check: http://fellowships.ncsa.illinois.edu/ccst