Eligibility and Application

C2PRISM seeks NJIT PhD students whose theses and research involve computational science that has applicability to Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Given the significant stipend and tuition allowance, in addition to publishing opportunities and other benefits deriving from this fellowship program, awards are merit-based and offered to up to eight doctoral candidates per year who meet the following criteria and supply, in their application forms, compelling rationales for their involvement.

Fellows must be:

  • US cititzens or permanent residents;
  • Enrolled in a PhD program at NJIT (CSLA, NCE or CCS);
  • Maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA;
  • Interested in improving and enriching the educational experience of Newark high school students;
  • Experienced, in some way, in communicating, teaching and learning novel ways of imparting fundamental science and math concepts by involving computation.

C2PRISM Fellows should possess superior communication skills, an affinity for inquiry-based learning, and enough flexibility in their schedules to accommodate a minimum of two days per week to be dedicated to the project.  It is essential that your thesis advisor support your efforts. We therefore encourage doctoral candidates who have completed their coursework and qualifying examinations to apply.

If you are currently a first-year PhD student, or you are considering applying for admission to a doctoral program in the computational sciences at NJIT, please consult with the program's Director, Bruce Bukiet, regarding funding opportunities in advance of the C2PRISM Fellowship Program.

Fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year have already been selected.  If you would like to apply for subsequent years of grant activity, please fill out an application.