USA: Data Analysis and Visual Analytics Ph.D. Fellowships

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The Southeast Regional Visual Analytics Center (http://srvac.uncc.edu)
– a partnership between Georgia Tech and UNC Charlotte – is accepting
applications for four Data Analysis and Visual Analytics PhD
Fellowships, two at UNC Charlotte and two at Georgia Tech.  Both
universities have significant research programs in these areas, in
which fellowship holders will be active participants.

The Fellowships provide 2.5 academic years of support with a stipend
of $2300 per month; payment of tuition and fees; and a $1500 per year
for three years travel allowance to attend relevant conferences.
After the fellowship period, students will be supported as Graduate
Research Assistants while finishing their Ph.D.

Fellowship holders will have two summer internships at Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory or other laboratories conducting
relevant research.  They will have the opportunity to spend a semester
at their partner school, either UNC Charlotte or Georgia Tech, to be
able to take courses not available at their home shcool and to
interact with the many faculty and graduate students at their partner
school.

The fellowships are provided by a grant from the US Department of
Homeland Security, and are available to US Citizens. It is hoped, but
not required, that upon graduation, fellowship holders will work at a
national laboratory or company in the area of homeland security.

Applicants must apply for admission to either Georgia Tech or UNC
Charlotte *and* separately apply for the Fellowship.

For general information on the UNC Charlotte Information Technology
Ph.D. program, visit
http://www.cci.uncc.edu/coit_new/phd/phd_overview.cfm.  To apply for
admission, visit http://www.uncc.edu/gradmiss/prospect.html. To be
eligible for the Fellowship, applications for fall 2009 admission are
due by January 15, 2009. For further information, you may contact
Professor William Tolone, wjtolone@uncc.edu.

For general information on the Georgia Tech Computer Science or
Human-Centered Computing Ph.D. programs, visit
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/education. To apply for admission, visit
http://www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu/apply/. To be eligible for the
Fellowship, applications for fall 2009 admission are due by December
15, 2008. For further information, you may contact Professor John
Stasko, stasko@cc.gatech.edu. If necessary, a short extension to this
date is possible.

To apply for the fellowship (this is separate from PhD program
application and required), email the following information to
foley@cc.gatech.edu with subject line "DHS Fellowship" by January 15,
as a single pdf file named "DHS-yourlastname"
 * A cover letter, with complete contact information and citizenship
  status, stating to which university you have applied (you may apply
  to both).
 * A 3-4 page essay describing your motivation and preparation for
  pursuing a Ph.D. concerning data analysis and visual analytics.
 * Any term papers, project reports or other papers related to this
  research area.

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