The Spring 2024 SciAuth student fellow was:

The Fall 2023 SciAuth student fellows were:

  • Minh Phan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Vy Nguyen (Boston University)

The Spring 2023 SciAuth student fellows were:

  • Connor Durkin (Grinnell College)
  • Hieu Tran (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Jobair Hossain Faruk (Kennesaw State University) - see publications: [1][2]
  • Uyen Le (Denison University)

The Fall 2022 SciAuth student fellows were:

  • Anh Vu (Grinnell College)
  • Bach Hoang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - see project presentation
  • Nam Do (Grinnell College)
  • Quang Le (Grinnell College)
  • Quynh Dao (Grinnell College)
  • Raqib Islam (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) - see project presentation
  • Sai Lamba Karanam (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

The Spring 2022 SciAuth student fellows were:

The SciAuth fellows program pairs students from U.S. higher education institutions with project mentors to collaborate on student-led projects on the topic of authentication and authorization for scientific collaborations using JSON Web Tokens. The program supports 6 student fellows per year (18 total from July 2021 to June 2024), with an emphasis on recruiting participants from under-represented communities.

Each student fellow proposes a research project (either selected from a list of example projects or proposed by the fellow) related to the topic of authentication and authorization for scientific collaborations. See for background on this topic. Each fellow pursues their research project remotely over a 12 week period with a member of the SciAuth team (Basney, Bockelman, or Weitzel) providing guidance (i.e., via weekly Zoom calls) as a project mentor.

Fellows are selected via a competitive application process according to the strength of the proposed project, the academic preparation of the student, and the diversity of the applicants. Fellows each receive a $1,000 stipend ($333.33 per month for 3 months) to support their research.

Program requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.
  • Applicants must reside in the United States during the 12 week project period (schedule to be determined by fellow and mentor).
  • Travel is not required. All fellows program activities are conducted online.

The application period is now closed.

The SciAuth fellows program was inspired by the IRIS-HEP Fellows Program and the Trusted CI Fellows Program.