THE LINK FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED SIMULATION AND TRAINING

SPONSORING AGENCY: The Link Foundation

PURPOSE: To foster advanced level study in simulation and training research; to enhance and expand the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to train the operators and users of complex systems and how to simulate the real-world environments in which they function; and to disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars, and publications.

FIELDS:

  • Computer Science
    Engineering
    Psychology/Human Factors
    Education

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant should be enrolled full time towards a degree in an established Ph.D. program at a U.S. academic institution.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION: Awards are based on an application in the form of a research proposal. The application must contain a 500-word essay, and three letters of recommendation, including verification of adequate research facilities. Preference will be shown to proposals dealing directly with simulation and training and which explore ideas not yet fully tested. While in the past most fellowships have come from Engineering and Computer Science Departments, The Link Foundation encourages applicants from other disciplines to apply with innovative simulation modeling and training ideas.

AWARDS:

  • $21,500 stipend
    $2,500 for research-related expenses
    $1,000 toward research publication costs

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 16, 2011