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Advancing Agricultural Research through High-Performance Computing

MSU/USDA Graduate Summer Research Experience in High-Performance Computing and Agriculture


The MSU/USDA Graduate Summer Research Experience Program is a multi-disciplinary program designed for graduate students with interest in agriculture productivity, environmental ecology, geospatial analysis, AI/ML, epidemiology, and bioinformatics. Selected students will spend the summer working at Mississippi State University side-by-side with leading faculty conducting research in a high-performance computing environment. In addition to working in a rich research environment, students will receive mentorship and participate in a customized curriculum developed by MSU and USDA scientists exploring how to apply high-performance resources effectively and efficiently across a broad range of plant and animal agriculture fields. This is a great opportunity for students interested in solving complex agricultural problems and gaining experience working in a diverse and multi-disciplinary research environment.

Program Dates

June 6 - August 4 (9-weeks)


Up to 12 graduate students will be accepted for Summer 2022 program


Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Student Stipends

PhD Students - $15,000
Masters Students - $13,500


This program is designed for recently matriculated, first- or second-year graduate students enrolled in an agricultural, geospatial, engineering, and computational PhD or Master’s program, especially those interested in integrating high-performance computing into the research environment. In addition, applicants should be enrolled for Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 in a graduate program at a university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory.

We are committed to building a diverse team and welcome applications from ethnic minorities and underrepresented groups.

The application period for this program has ended. Those who applied will be notified by April 15th if they have been accepted.