Memorial and Honorary Fellowships

2021 Memorial Sponsors

The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University is proud to collaborate with Rice affiliates and industry leaders to offer both memorial and honorary fellowship awards through its graduate fellowship program that help to provide educational opportunities to graduate students studying computational science and engineering at Rice.

With generous funding from the Department of Computer Science and Cray Inc., the Ken Kennedy Institute is honored to support and offer the following fellowships:

Applications are due Monday, October 11, 2021 by midnight CST. Click here to apply. Faculty recommendation letters are due via email to by October 15, 2021.

Requirements and Important Information:

  • Candidate must be registered at Rice for the entire calendar year for which he/she is nominated
  • Candidate must not be in his/her last year of study
  • Candidate must be willing to visit with the various companies funding the Ken Kennedy Institute's industry sponsored graduate fellowships (Ken Kennedy - Cray Inc. Fellowship only)
  • Candidate should be willing to consider a paid industry internship (Ken Kennedy - Cray Inc. Fellowship only)
  • All recipients will be required to present a poster during the annual Energy High Performance Computing Conference
  • Applicants are limited to receiving a fellowship to two times.
  • Fellowship funds disbursed as follows:
    • Student: Will receive funding on top of the student’s current stipend
    • Advisor: Will receive funding to be allocated to a designated fund managed by student’s advisor (Ken Kennedy - Cray Inc. Fellowship only)
    • Travel award: A portion of the award will provide funding to help support industry/research student travel (Ken Kennedy - Cray Inc. Fellowship only)

Applications must include CV, one page research statement, and unofficial transcript. Please note, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the letter of recommendation is sent to the Ken Kennedy Institute via email to

The fellowship review committee made up of Rice faculty will meet to select the fellowship recipients in late October/early November. Sponsoring companies are also involved in the selection process. Fellowship recipients will be announced in November.

For additional information, please contact the Ken Kennedy Institute at


The Rice Ken Kennedy Institute is located on the campus of Rice University inside Duncan Hall. Click the map below for directions.

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Ken Kennedy Institute
6100 Main Street, MS39
Houston, Texas 77005


Phone: 713-348-5823

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