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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UCF is now accepting applications for the inaugural “AMD Graduate Research Fellowship”. This fellowship is made possible by the generous financial support from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Inc. with the objective of promoting advanced research and education in Generative Artificial Intelligence for use in the design of computer architecture, high performance computing, and very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits and systems or in the acceleration of Generative or other Artificial Intelligence algorithms such as Inference and Training, for use in such systems. The applications are sought from incoming and current graduate students in ECE department with an interest to pursue a master’s degree (with thesis) or Ph.D. in computer engineering. Therefore, the applicants are expected to have already identified a thesis advisor who is a member of the ECE faculty. The recipient will receive full tuition coverage in addition to $35K of stipend for one year.

Interested students are encouraged to submit the following documents as one PDF file to with “AMD Graduate Research Fellowship application” in the subject line:


  1. Current CV
  2. An application letter describing the short and long-term career goals and plans of the applicant.
  3. A support letter from the potential advisor expressing interest in advising the applicant for their thesis as well as the potential project topic.


The deadline for submitting your applications is July 23rd and the recipient will be announced before the end of July.