ACEnet Research Fellowships

The ACEnet Research Fellowship Program, which currently runs from 2014-2017, is aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students, and requires a significant component of the students’ research use ACEnet support and Advanced Research Computing resources.  Undergraduate students employed as research assistants will be eligible for up to $5,000 per student, to be used to fund a minimum of 400 hours of employment. The work term is to be completed within a five-month period, normally over the summer months between April 1 – August 31.  Full program information can be found here.

STFX has received an allocation of $25,000 that can cover both undergraduate and graduate student awards over the period of 2014-2017.  All funds must be disbursed from ACEnet by 31 March 2017, and spent by universities by 30 June 2017.  This allocation could cover a number of funding scenarios for undergraduate and graduate students over the funding period.  StFX has already allocated $15,000 of its quota, leaving an unspent allocation of $10,000 for 2016-17.For St.FX, Undergraduate Awards will be in the amount of $5000.  Students receiving these awards will not be permitted to hold another major award, such as Irving Research Mentorship or a NSERC USRA.  For St.FX graduate student awards, the maximum allowable award will be $10,000 over a 1-year period (non-renewable).  If the student has support from other sources, the ACENet Fellowship can top-up the graduate student’s funding to a maximum of $20,000/year. 

Supervisors are required for both types of Fellowship. These must be regular, full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty at an ACEnet member institutions. Students supervised by adjunct, limited- term, or emeritus faculty are not eligible for these Fellowships. Supervisors must have, or agree to obtain, an ACEnet account as the Principal Investigator in order for students to complete their Fellowship project.  Both foreign and Canadian students are eligible. Co-op students are eligible.

The overarching criterion for approval by ACEnet will be the intended use of ACEnet resources. Applicants should clearly outline the computational aspects and needs of the proposed research. Ambitious projects that will establish new standards within their field are encouraged, as is bringing expertise and techniques into ACEnet that are likely to benefit other researchers.

For more information please contact the Office of the Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies

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