A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarship to Support Research in EDA
In honor of the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, the Design Automation Conference plans to award a scholarship to support graduate research and study in electronic design automation..
The scholarship of approximately $24K is intended to support graduate student(s) of a faculty investigator at universities trying to establish new programs in electronic design automation and/or graduate students (not undergraduate or Post-Docs) of young faculty investigators (tenure track, but not yet tenured) working in the field of electronic design automation.
These scholarships are awarded directly to a university for the faculty investigator to expend in accordance with his or her proposal. The university is free to use the scholarship funds in direct support of one or more of the graduate students named in the proposal, in the manner outlined in the proposal, except that the funds shall not be used to support indirect costs or overhead. Any funds not spent within two years of the DAC in which the winner was announced must be returned.
All applications must be submitted electronically. All submissions should be done through the EasyChair site. The submission site will open on January 6, 2011
. The deadline for all submissions is March 23, 2011.
Use the following link to submit your application:
A single PDF should be submitted by the faculty investigator and must include (in this order):
- A brief (3 pages maximum) curriculum vitae of the faculty investigator
- A brief (2 pages maximum) biography of each student proposed for the scholarship presenting their credentials and outlining their career goals and objectives
- A brief (5 pages maximum) proposal describing the research to be conducted and the way in which the scholarship funds are to be expended
- A brief (1 page maximum) statement of the impact of the scholarship on the design program at the faculty investigator's institution
- A listing of all current and pending support (indicating support provider, support duration, and support dollar amount) for the faculty investigator and each student involved in the proposal
- An indication of any previous DAC Graduate Scholarship awarded to the faculty investigator
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- Quality and applicability of the proposed research
- Impact of the award on the program at the faculty investigator's institution
- Academic credentials of the student(s)
- Need (preference will be given to students and programs that can demonstrate financial need)
RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The scholarship funds must only be used to support the students and research named in the winning proposals. Because the award decisions are made based on the named students and specified research, no substitutions may be made without express written permission. Without such permission, the scholarship recipient will forfeit the award if the conditions of the research proposed change.
Scholarships can be awarded in support of new projects or for one renewal of a previous DAC Graduate Scholarship. An application from either the same faculty investigator or student awardee from a previous year is considered a renewal application.
The faculty investigator must submit a brief report of the year's activities supported by the scholarship for possible publication in the newsletters of the sponsoring organizations (ACM/SIGDA and/or IEEE-CEDA). This report should be submitted at the conclusion of the year supported.
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