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MICDE awarded a Clare Boothe Luce grant for fellowships to support women in STEM


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The Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $270,000 grant to the University of Michigan. The funding will support female PhD students through the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE). The program aims to encourage women “to enter, study, graduate and teach” in science, and the funding will support female PhD students who make use of computational science in their research.

“At MICDE we endeavor to advance research, teaching and outreach in computational science and engineering across the University,” said Krishna Garikipati, MICDE Director and U-M Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. “The award of the prestigious Clare Boothe Luce fellowships, which focus on women pursuing PhDs in Scientific Computing, affirms the importance of all aspects of MICDE’s mission, and is a testament to our programs.”

For details on applying, and fellowship requirements, see the fellowship page at

The fellowships carry a $35,000 annual stipend and tuition, among other benefits. They will be awarded to students applying for PhD programs in fall 2019 in the College of Engineering, or several programs in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics).

The CBL program at U-M is funded by the Clare Boothe Luce Program of the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional support from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts, and MICDE.

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