In 2007 I was awarded a Central Europe Summer Research Institute Fellowship (CESRI) to support collaborative work at Forschungszentrum Juelich. I traveled through much of Europe and kept extensive notes and took a lot of pictures. It's all on the Transatlantic Giraffe blog, but if you're just looking for cool pictures and movies then check out the submenu items.
The CESRI fellowship resulted in a strong relationship between the Computational Science Laboratory (CSL) at Virginia Tech and the Juelich Supercomputing Centre. To date, this relationship has produced five joint publications and Juelich resources have enriched five other CSL publications.
A Virginia Tech press release covering this award is here.
The 2007 fellowship provided:
From the CESRI website:
- A fellowship award of $1,800
- Round-trip international air fare to Central Europe
- Room and board for eight weeks
- Health and accident insurance
- A four-day orientation in Budapest, Hungary
- A three-day debriefing in Krakow, Poland
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and managed by the Institute of
International Education, CESRI is a fellowship opportunity for U.S.
graduate students in science and engineering who are seeking a quality
hands-on international research experience in
Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia
CESRI hopes to accomplish the following objectives:
- Improve the expertise of the awardees as scientists and help them think and analyze on a broader, global level
- Build individual and institutional partnerships, as well as
dialogue between the scientific community in the U.S. and Central