Student Resources A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarships
A. Richard Newton Graduate Scholarships
graduate research and study
In honor of the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, the 44th Design Automation Conference
plans to award $24,000 scholarships to support graduate research and study
in electronic design automation and circuit design.
These scholarships are intended to support graduate
students of faculty investigators at universities trying to establish
new programs in electronic design automation or circuit design and/or
graduate students of young faculty investigators (assistant rank,
non-tenured) working in electronic design automation or circuit design.
These scholarships are awarded directly to a university
for the faculty investigator to expend in accordance with his or her
proposal. The university is free to use the scholarship funds in direct
support of one or more of the graduate students named in the proposal,
in the manner outlined in the proposal, except that the funds shall
not be used to support indirect costs or overhead.
All applications were due January 29, 2007. A single PDF should be submitted by the faculty investigator and must include:
- A brief (3 pages maximum) curriculum vitae
of the faculty investigator;
- A brief (2 pages maximum) biography of each
student proposed for the scholarship presenting their credentials
and outlining their career goals and objectives;
- A brief (5 pages maximum) proposal describing
the research to be conducted and the way in which the scholarship
funds are to be expended;
- A brief (1 page maximum) statement of the
impact of the scholarship on the design program at the faculty investigator's
- A listing of all current and pending support
(indicating support provider, support duration, and support dollar
amount) for the faculty investigator and each student involved in
- An indication of any previous DAC Graduate
Scholarship awarded to the faculty investigator.
Scholarships will be awarded
based on the following criteria:
- Quality and applicability of the proposed research;
- Impact of the award on the program at the faculty
- Academic credentials of the student(s);
- Need (preference will be given to students
and programs that can demonstrate financial need).
RESTRICTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The scholarship funds must only be used to
support the students and research named in the winning proposals.
Because the award decisions are made based on the named students and
specified research, no substitutions may be made without express written
permission. Without such permission, the scholarship recipient will
forfeit the award if the conditions of the research proposed change.
Scholarships can be awarded in support of
new projects or for one renewal of a previous DAC Graduate Scholarship.
An application from either the same faculty investigator or student
awardee from a previous year is considered a renewal application.
The faculty investigator must submit a brief
report of the year's activities supported by the scholarship for publication
in the newsletters of the sponsoring organizations (ACM/SIGDA and/or
IEEE CAS/CANDE). This report should be submitted at the conclusion
of the year supported.
For further information