NSF CISE to Fund 60 Temporary Positions for New PhDs

May 20, 2009

The CRA/CCC have received funding from NSF to support postdoctoral appointments in the computing fields in order to help retain recently graduated PhDs in computing research. The full release email is below.
Full details of the project are available at http://cifellows.org/
Note that posters are available at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/poster
URGENT: PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR FACULTY AND GRADUATING PH.D. STUDENTS

Dear Colleague:

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research
Association (CRA), with funding from the National Science Foundation,
announce an opportunity for new PhD graduates in computer science and
closely related fields to obtain one-to-two year positions at host
organizations including universities, industrial research
laboratories, and other organizations that advance the field of
computing and its positive impact on society.

The Computing Innovation Fellows project will fund as many as 60
such positions. Applications are due very soon: June 9, 2009.
Awards are expected to be announced by July 10. Positions will
commence in Autumn 2009.

GO TO http://cifellows.org TO APPLY TO BE A CIFELLOW.

ALSO, GO TO http://cifellows.org TO ADVERTISE YOUR INTEREST IN
HOSTING A CIFELLOW.

Individuals who received their PhD from a U.S. institution between
May 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009 in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Information Science, or a closely related field are
eligible to apply. Applicants must obtain commitments from between
one and three prospective hosts/mentors. Hosts/mentors must not be
at the same institution as the one granting the PhD. The CIFellows
website provides resources for both prospective applicants and
host/mentors to announce their interests and availability.

Complete information is available at http://cifellows.org.
A poster that you may print and post is available at
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/poster/.

Sincerely,

Ed Lazowska, Chair of the Computing Community Consortium Council
Peter Lee, Incoming Chair of the Computing Research Association



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