MyGeoHub FACT Fellowship for MS & Ph.D. Students
- Published on Sunday, 22 March 2020 20:00
Solving the grand challenges posed by improving food and water security, in the face of growing population pressure, natural disasters, and climate change requires expert knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals as well as advanced data analytics and computational methods.
Funded by the NSF, MyGeoHub's goal is to train students to analyze geoscience-related data, develop computational workflows, use high performance computing (HPC) for scientific simulations and publish digital products--including data and models--following the best practices in Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) science as articulated by many scientific institutions, including the American Geophysical Union, American Academy for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation.
MyGeoHub is recruiting graduate students in the United States to partner with the project team in using cyber or web-based tools for their research. These students, FAIR Cyber Training (FACT) fellows, will be trained in accessing, analyzing and publishing data and/or simulation tools using FAIR or open science principles. The fellowship provides $2000 support which includes travel to Purdue University to participate in a Cyber Training workshop in May and work with the Purdue PIs to use these skills for their research. The non-travel portion of the fellowship will be given in the form of honorarium for FACT fellows to continue their projects and to train their peers at home institutions during this fellowship.
The deadline to apply was March 15, 2020, but applications are still being accepted to accommodate COVID-19 measures at all institutions.