Scholarships Available for Electronic Design Research

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 February, 2010 – The 47th Design Automation Conference will award scholarships to support graduate research and study in electronic design automation and circuit design. The deadline to apply is 23 March.

The scholarships, in memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, will award about $24,000 to graduate students working with faculty investigators to establish new programs in electronic design automation or circuit design or with nontenured assistant investigators working in electronic design automation or circuit design.
The scholarships will be awarded directly to a university for the faculty investigator to expend in accordance with his or her proposal. The university is free to use the scholarship funds in direct support of one or more of the graduate students named in the proposal, in the manner outlined in the proposal. The funds can’t be used to support indirect costs or overhead.
To apply, faculty investigators must go to: http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=dac10newton  and submit a PDF with the following:
• Faculty investigator curriculum vitae (three pages maximum)
• Biography (two pages maximum) of each student proposed for the scholarship presenting their credentials and outlining their career goals and objectives
• Proposal describing the research and how scholarship funds will be expended (five pages maximum
• Statement of the scholarship’s impact on the design program at the faculty investigator's institution (one page maximum)
• Listing of all current and pending support (indicating support provider, support duration, and support dollar amount) for the faculty investigator and each student involved in the proposal, and an
• Indication of any previous DAC Graduate Scholarship awarded to the faculty investigator.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:
• Quality and applicability of the proposed research
• Impact of the award on the program at the faculty investigator's institution
Academic credentials of the student(s), and
• Need (preference will be given to students and programs that can demonstrate financial need).
The scholarship funds must only be used to support the students and research named in the winning proposals. Because the award decisions are made based on the named students and specified research, no substitutions may be made without express written permission. Without such permission, the scholarship recipient will forfeit the award if the conditions of the research proposed change.

Scholarships can be awarded in support of new projects or for one renewal of a previous DAC Graduate Scholarship. An application from either the same faculty investigator or student awardee from a previous year is considered a renewal application.

The Design Automation Conference will be held in Anaheim, California from 11-18 June. It is co-sponsored by the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), of which the IEEE Computer Society is a member. CEDA provides a focal point for EDA activities spread across six IEEE societies (Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Solid State Circuits).

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses.

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