DIMACS Graduate Fellowship Program for Non-Local Students

  1. Program Overview
  2. Application Procedure
  3. Check List for Applying
  4. Contacting DIMACS

1. Program Overview

DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, was founded as a Science and Technology Center, funded by the NSF, with long-term participation from Rutgers University, Princeton University, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Laboratories, NEC Laboratories America and Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore). Research and education activities at DIMACS focus on such areas as analysis of algorithms, combinatorics, complexity, computational algebra, computational biology, discrete and computational geometry, discrete optimization and graph theory.

Graduate study forms a central part of the research and education mission of DIMACS. Students involved in research are invited to apply as Graduate Study Fellows with an emphasis on flexibility and tailoring participation to enhance the graduate students' program of study. DIMACS welcomes graduate students applications to visit for periods of a week up to a year. Visits may range from shorter visits that encompass workshops up to semester or year-long visits in conjunction with Special Years or DIMACS Projects. A student whose advisor will be on sabbatical may wish to visit DIMACS to interact with other graduate students, postdoctoral associates, members and visitors. Graduate students and advisors may apply together. Only students at non-DIMACS institutions (i.e. not Princeton or Rutgers) may apply for such support.

Upcoming Special Years and Projects include:

See Special Years for information about these initiatives.

Graduate Students interested in these focused activities or in visiting to conduct research with DIMACS scientists are strongly urged to contact the permanent members to discuss their interests and possible collaborations. See Members Listing for a list of DIMACS permanent members, their research interests and contact information.

Graduate Study fellowship support may consist of monthly subsistence payment or stipend, travel to and from the Center, and the payment of local institutional charges if tuition is needed. For students visiting for a semester or longer, support may also be provided either for the advisor to visit the student or vice versa. A student who wants to visit without an advisor should arrange for a local DIMACS mentor. Feel free to contact DIMACS members about serving as possible mentors.

Those who win awards from DIMACS for research work should expect to get involved in the activities of the center, publish results of their research in the DIMACS technical report series, acknowledge DIMACS support in their papers and theses, and provide reports to the center about their accomplishments.

2. Application Procedure

3. Check List for Applying

To help the selection committee, please be sure that all your materials are included before sending your application, and please be concise and observe the page limits.


DIMACS Graduate Study Fellowship for Non-Local Students Cover Sheet

To be filled out and included with application.

Which programs are you applying to?

Personal Information:


5. Contacting DIMACS

You can use several methods to contact the DIMACS center.
  • By telephone: 732-445-5929
  • By FAX: 732-445-5932
  • By WWW: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/
  • By postal mail:
    Grad Study Fellowships for Non-Local Students
    DIMACS Center
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    96 Frelinghuysen Rd.
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018 USA
    Please direct your questions concerning this program to: application@dimacs.rutgers.edu and indicate the program name: "Graduate Fellowship Program for Non-Local Students" in your message
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    Last modified November 9, 2009.