The Spring 2024 SciAuth student fellows are:

  • Ziya Xu (Grinnell College)

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)
  • 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 https://scitokens.org 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.