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Funding available for High Performance Computing studentships

13 May 2013

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High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales and Fujitsu are pleased to announce the availability of six fully-funded PhD and Masters studentships in high performance computing.

As the leading technology partner of HPC Wales, Fujitsu has committed to fund 20 PhD / Masters studentships across the Welsh Universities. To date, Fujitsu has funded 14 of these 20 studentships in research areas such as oil and gas reservoir exploration, climate change modelling and genomics.

The final six fully funded PhD and Masters studentships with an October 2013 start date will be allocated following a national competitive call across Wales this month.

Applications must be made by 5pm on 31st May 2013 using the Fujitsu Studentship Application Form, which is available from Cardiff’s HPC Wales Training and Outreach Mentor, Luke Davies on

In accepting applications, priority will be given to applicants who do not already have a Fujitsu PhD or Masters Studentship, and to those applications that address specific Welsh Government Priority Sectors that are under-represented in the current studentships (Financial and Professional Services, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Creative Industries, and Information and Communications Technology). It will be important for projects to show at the application stage that they have a real need for significant use of high performance computing.

The applications received will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of representatives from the Welsh universities, HPC Wales and Fujitsu, whose decision shall be final.

For further information and to obtain a copy of the Application Evaluation Guidance please visit the HPC Wales website.

For assistance in completing the application, please contact Cardiff’s HPC Wales Training and Outreach Mentor: Luke Davies,, 07850 771289.

Cardiff University is a partner of High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales, a £40M pan-Wales project that is building a state-of-the-art high-performance computing infrastructure across the universities in Wales, to deliver research innovation, high-level skills development and transformational ICT for wide economic benefit. HPC Wales is part funded by the Welsh Government's ERDF and ESF Convergence programmes for West Wales and the Valleys and the UK Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Find out more on the HPC Wales website

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