MIT model explains how the brain can learn novel tasks while still remembering what it has already learned.
The National Science Foundation is now accepting applications for the 1998 Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The deadline for applying is November 6.
Approximately 1,000 new fellowships will be awarded for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. Applicants must be citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens of the United States at the time of application.
Separate competitions are conducted for graduate fellowships and minority graduate fellowships, each with additional awards offered for women in engineering and computer information science. Minority graduate fellowships are available to ethnic minority groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the advanced levels of the nation's science and engineering talent pool.
Each three-year fellowship provides a stipend of $15,000 per year and a cost-of-education allowance of $9,500 per year. Applications are evaluated based on evidence of ability, including academic records, recommendations regarding the applicant's qualifications and Graduate Record Examination scores. Awards will be announced in March 1998.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 8, 1997.