Gerald M. Masson Fellowship

Established in the Summer of 2018, The Masson fellowship was created in memory of the Computer Science department’s inaugural chair and founding director of the Information Security Institute, Professor Gerald M. Masson. The goal of this fellowship is to encourage computer science undergraduates who have been accepted into the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program to spend at least one full-time semester pursuing graduate research as part of their MSE program. Eligible students must be pursuing a master’s degree in the computer science department, which includes the MSSI program.

Candidates may also be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial spirit and service to the department. The fellowship will provide a 25% tuition waiver for the full-time semester in which an awardee is conducting the graduate research. Eligible students must have already been admitted to the combined masters program.

Application materials include:

  • an unofficial transcript
  • an up-to-date resume
  • a research proposal, and
  • a letter of support from the faculty member with whom you intend to work
  • optionally a 2nd recommendation letter may be submitted to strengthen your application

A call for applications will go out to eligible students annually.

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