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HPC Awards and Prizes

HPC is a highly innovative profession, and members of our community successfully compete for many different types of awards and recognition. SIGHPC wants to help raise the profile of HPC, and support the development of our members, by encouraging the nomination of highly qualified applicants for special recognition in the HPC and computing communities.

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Award/Prize What It Is Next Deadline
ACM Gordon Bell Prize Awarded at each year's SC Conference to recognize outstanding achievement in performance and/or scalability of HPC applications. Read about the previous winners April
ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award Awarded at each year's SC Conference to recognize substantial contributions to HPC programmability and productivity in computing in conjunction with significant community service or mentoring. Read about the previous winners End of June
IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Award Recognizes innovative contributions to HPC systems that best exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. Read about the previous winners End of June
IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award Awarded at each year's SC Conference for outstanding contributions in the application of HPC systems using innovative approaches. Read about the previous winners End of June
IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing Awarded for significant and sustained contributions to the scalable computing community, coupled with an outstanding record of high quality and high impact research End of January
IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career Researcher)Recognizes up to 2 individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and on-going yet towards long-lasting contributions in the field 
of scalable computing within 5 to 10 years of receiving their PhD degreeSee award website
IEEE TCSC Award for Young Achievers in Scalable ComputingRecognizes up to 3 individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field 
of scalable computing within 5 years of receiving their PhD degreeEnd of May
SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering Recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems Every two years


Fellowship Opportunities

As part of its efforts to encourage more young people to pursue careers in HPC, SIGHPC is proud to be associated with the George M. Michaels HPC Fellowship program. These fellowships, awarded annually at the SC conference, are open to individuals enrolled in PhD programs at any accredited institution, in any country.

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Name What It Is Next Deadline
ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is computing, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using HPC systems. Read about the previous winners 1 May of each year


Advanced Membership Grades in Societies Related to HPC

Certain types of recognition, such as the designation of "Fellow" status in the professional societies, are milestone achievements that only a select number of highly successful professionals will reach during their career. The process of applying for these can be difficult, and because the awards are so competitive it is important that these packages be completed correctly and with specific information in order to provide a maximum opportunity for success. SIGHPC is proud to include many highly accomplished members who have achieved Fellow status in a variety of professional societies. If you are considering a nomination to one of these elite awards, we may be able to provide some initial guidance for planning and submitting the nomination package. Send us an email at awards@SIGHPC.org.

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Society & Grade What It Is Next Deadline
ACM Senior Member The highest ACM membership grade for which members can apply directly. Candidates must have at least 10 years of professional experience with demonstrated performance that sets candidates apart from their peers through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions 4 times yearly; follow link to ACM website for specific dates
IEEE Senior Member The highest IEEE membership grade for which members can apply directly. Candidates must be engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-designated fields; have experience reflecting professional maturity; have been in professional practice for at least 10 years; show significant performance over a period of at least five of those years July of each year
ACM Distinguished Member Nominees must be members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. 1 Aug of each year
ACM Fellow Recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. 5 Sep of each year
IEEE Fellow Reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in an IEEE field of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. 1 Mar of each year
SIAM Fellow Designates certain members of SIAM who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by the Society. 7 Nov of each year