3 to 6 Month Research Computing Support Projects (and NSF Funding) for Students
ATTENTION STUDENTS – undergrad or grad students from any discipline:
The CAREERS (Cyberteam to Advance Research and Education in Eastern Regional Schools) Cyberteam Program is an initiative led by Yale University and funded by the NSF to grow the pool of Research Computing Facilitators (RCFs) available to support researchers at small and midsized institutions in our region: Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
We are looking for graduate or undergraduate students who have some computing experience and are interested in learning about research computing facilitation through an experiential training program where participants (virtually) join the project teams of researchers working on a compute-intensive or data-intensive projects for 3-6 month engagements. If matched to a project, you will be assigned an experienced mentor, and together you will provide assistance on research computing and/or data science to a researcher to help to move their project forward. Typically, a time commitment of 10-20 hours per week is required, and students receive a trainee stipend ranging from $3000-$6000 depending on the nature of the project and the experience or skills of the student.
** For many students, this could be a summer project opportunity that looks great on a resume.
Currently available projects can be viewed at the CAREERS Cyberteam Portal (https://careers-ct.cyberinfrastructure.org). We especially encourage women and minorities to participate, as increasing diversity in the RCF community (and in advanced computing and data science, more generally) is an important goal for this program.
To apply to become a student facilitator (or a mentor, if you have the experience) for any of the projects listed on the Portal, or to be considered for future projects, click on “Join the Team” to register for the CAREERS Cyberteam and create a profile on the Portal. If you prefer, you can also send an email expressing your interest along with a brief bio to our program managers, Kaylea Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org and Julie Ma, email@example.com.
Of course, you can also reach-out to me with questions. I’m already serving as a mentor for a few of the projects.
Galen Collier, PhD
Director, Research Support
Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)