MolSSI Fellowship Program

MolSSI Fellowship Program

Award Amount: $45,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) would like to announce the second Software Fellowship competition. Graduate students and postdoctoral associates at accredited U.S. academic institutions are eligible to apply for the fellowship program. Fellows will receive specialized training in state-of-the-art software design principles and tools, and they will engage in outreach and educational efforts organized by the MolSSI.

Host Institution:

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute serves as a nexus for science, education, and cooperation serving the worldwide community of computational molecular scientists – a broad field including of biomolecular simulation, quantum chemistry, and materials science.


You are encouraged to apply if you are

  • Graduate students and postdoctoral associates at accredited U.S. academic institutions
  • Graduate student Fellows are expected to be enrolled full-time at their home university,
  • Postdocs must be fully employed or have an offer of full employment prior to acceptance of the award.

Instructions for Applying:

All candidates apply for the scholarship through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

To apply, students must be ready to submit the following

  • Project proposal (maximum of two pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate transcripts (graduate applicants only) graduate transcripts (all applicants)
  • Examples of previous software development products (eglinks to source-code repositories or other code samples)
  • Two letters of support, one of which must come from the applicant’s current research adviser

Submitting Details:

Reference letter must be submitted by the given link:

Award Description:

  • Stipend (up to $20,000 for graduate students, $25,000 for postdocs) for the six-month funding period
  • Tuition and Fees

Other Benefits for both:

  • Travel allowances sufficient to fully cover visits to the MolSSI headquarters, as well as participation in MolSSI workshops or summer schools.
  • Access to MolSSI computational resources, including NSF supercomputers, Virginia Tech Advanced Research Computing facilities, and advanced experimental hardware provided by the Institute’s industrial.

Detailed Information Link: