From: PhDFellow [] 
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 5:48 PM
To: 09 Corporate UR for PhD; 09 WW UR; 09 IBM PhD Fellowship Award Reps; 09
Dev Committee; 09 RES Committee; 09 IBM PhD FELLOWSHIP FACULTY ADVISORS; 09
IBM PHD Fellowship Department Head List
Cc: 09 PhD Nom email
Subject: Announcing the IBM PhD Fellowship Program for the 2008-2009
Academic Year


Dear Faculty Colleague: 

IBM is pleased to announce the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program for the
2009-2010 academic year.  We have received many outstanding and exceptional
candidates from universities all over the world in the past and encourage
your participation. IBM Ph.D. Fellowship nominations may be made by faculty
members from September 22 to October 31, 2008. 

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program is an intensely competitive program which
honors exceptional Ph.D. students in many academic disciplines and areas of
study, for example: computer science and engineering, electrical and
mechanical engineering , physical sciences (including  chemistry, material
science, and physics), mathematical sciences (including optimization),
business sciences (including financial services, communication, and
learning/knowledge ), and service sciences, management, and engineering.
Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas of
interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation, including but not limited to:

*	Technology that creates new business value: Optimization, risk &
compliance, business intelligence,information-based medicine, services and
software to improve business performance, social networking,  information
based medicine & health care management, modeling & data analysis, workforce
based supply chains, SSME - Service Science, Management and Engineering,
Tools for Globalization. 
*	Innovative software: Human-computer interaction, new expressive ways
of manipulating computers, programming models and tools, language
understanding, ontologies, real time system, real world aware systems,
intelligent imbedded systems, event driven computing, Web 2.0, 3D internet. 
*	New types of computers: Use of massive parallelism for
nonscientific/engineering applications (including those applications),
cell/multi-core,  power management, 3D-systems and integration,
nanotechnology and post-CMOS devices for digital logic, memory, and
*	Interdisciplinary projects: Water & energy modeling & management,
Management of computer centers virtualization, autonomic computing, hybrid
systems, cloud computing, Internet data-centers, green systems/data centers,
Green computing.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program also supports our long-standing commitment
to workforce diversity. IBM values diversity in
the workplace and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who
contribute to that diversity. 

 Please feel free to post this program announcement in your department area.
This announcement will also be posted on the Internet at on September 22, 2008 and will
be linked to the Internet nomination form. Award recipients will be
finalized mid February, 2008 followed by emails to all participants. All
supporting documents for the fellowship, such as student's resume, and
endorsement by the department head as well as the nominator's recommendation
must be included in the nomination form. We ask that each department submit
no more than two new nominations (in addition to any existing fellowship
nominations to compete for a renewal). In cases of more than one nomination
for a fellowship (including competing renewal nominations), the department
head's endorsement must include an indication of the relative merits of all
the candidates and the department's prioritization of these candidates.
Students must be enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D.
program, and they must have completed at least one year of study in their
doctoral program at the time of their nomination. Students in Europe and
Russia may be nominated in their first year of study in their doctoral

IBM Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded worldwide. IBM Ph.D. Fellows are awarded
tuition, fees, and a stipend for the nine-month academic year 2009/2010.
Stipends vary by country/geography and the student will be informed at the
time of the award what the stipend is for their country/geography. All IBM
Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical
interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship
at least once, while completing their studies. Interns are awarded a
ThinkPad gift during the internship. While students may accept other
supplemental fellowships, to be eligible for the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship they
may not accept a major fellowship in addition to the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.
Students in Europe and Russia may accept government scholarships and remain
eligible for the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. 

We look forward to receiving your department's nominations. 

For further information, see your IBM contact, visit the website above, or
If you wish to be removed from this announcement mailing in the future,
please send a return email indicating this. 

Thank you.

Dr. Mary O. Rigali, Program Director 
IBM PhD Fellowships Program
Corporate University Relations and Innovation Programs