Frontera Computational Science Fellowships

The Frontera fellowship program provides a year-long opportunity for talented graduate students to compute on the most powerful academic supercomputer in the world and collaborate with experts at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

  • 50,000 node-hours on Frontera
  • Paid summer residence at TACC
  • Training on the latest tools, topics, and trends in advanced computing
  • Collaboration with highly motivated researchers and graduate students
  • Networking with academic and industry professionals
  • Presentation and publication opportunities


Fellows will receive a $34,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance throughout the year, and travel support to present research results at a Frontera user community event and/or professional conference.


Applications will only be accepted from students who are studying in the United States or its territories at a US institution. Applicants must also:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student at the time of application
  • Have completed at least one year of their graduate program as of March 2020
  • Have a plan of research on the dissertation topic approved by the PhD committee at the time of application. The research must include a computational component.
  • Have at least one full year remaining in their program as of June 2020
  • Be able to spend the summer semester in residence at TACC in the year of award


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