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Travel Grants

In 2013, SIGHPC instituted a program of travel grants to help support the participation of students and entry-level professionals in HPC-related conferences and workshops.

Initial support is limited to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to attend the annual SC conference

2014 travel grantees at SC.  From the left:  Cherri Pancake (SIGHPC Chair), Nam Pho, Damilola Shonaike, Mattias Maiterth, Ivy Peng, Rebecca Tung, and John White (CEO of ACM). 


SIGHPC travel grants for undergraduate and early graduate students

SIGHPC offers travel grants to help undergraduate and graduate students attend the annual SC conference.
Who's eligible:  Students at the undergraduate or early graduate level, enrolled in an accredited university in any country, and who are members of SIGHPC.  Applicants do not have to be making a presentation at SC, but they need to describe why they will benefit from attending the conference.
How many:  Up to 3 travel scholarships will be made for attending SC15 (Austin, 15-20 November, 2015)
What's included:  Expenses are reimbursed for up to $600 for recipients from North American universities ($1200 for travel from another continent).
Application submissions for the SIGHPC travel grants are CLOSE. 

2015 Recipients
Gavin Baker (Master’s student) - California Polytechnic State University, U.S.A. (*)
Glenna Dunn (PhD candidate) -  Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.
žEfthalia Karydi (PhD candidate) - University of Macedonia, Greece
žShaomeng (Samuel) Li (PhD candidate) - University of Oregon, U.S.A. 
žJonah Miller (PhD candidate) - University of Guelph, Canada (*)
žNatasha Pavlovikj (PhD candidate) - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A. 
žJacob Pollack (Undergraduate student) - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A. (*)
žDino Raffael (Master’s student) - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
žEvan Schneider (PhD candidate) - University of Arizona, U.S.A. 
žWilliam Yang (Undergraduate student) - University of Arkansas at Little Rock, U.S.A.

(*) sponsored by Micron Technology

SIGHPC wishes to acknowledge the $2000 donation from Micron Technology that allowed the support of additional travel scholarships.

2014 Recipients
Matthias Matthias (Master's student) - Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany
Bo Peng (PhD candidate) - KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
Nam Pho (Master's  student) - Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.
Damilola Shonaike (Undergraduate student) - University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
Rebecca Tung (PhD candidate) - Curtin University in Perth, Australia

2013 Recipients
Milind Chabbi (PhD candidate) - Rice University, U.S.A.
Stephanie Labasan (PhD candidate) - University of Oregon, U.S.A.
Brian McClure (Undergraduate student) - University of South Carolina Beaufort, U.S.A.


ACM/SIGHPC travel scholarships for women students

SIGHPC has teamed with ACM's Women in Computing division to help undergraduate and graduate women students attend the annual SC conference.
Who's eligible:  Graduate or undergraduate women enrolled in an accredited university, in any country, who are student members of ACM.   Although not required, preference is given to students co-authoring a paper or poster.
How many:  Up to 3 travel scholarships will be made for attending SC15 (Austin, 15-20 November, 2015)
What's included:  Expenses are reimbursed for up to $600 for recipients from North American universities ($1200 for travel from another continent).  In addition to funding travel expenses, awardees will receive complimentary conference registration and will be assigned a mentor. 
How to apply:  Read the details and fill out the form on the ACM-W website (applications open on May 15, 2015)
Application deadline:  15 August 2015

2013 Recipients
Hemishi De Silva (Undergraduate student) - University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Mary Phillips (Undergraduate student) - Southwestern Oklahoma State University, U.S.A.
Cindy Solano (Master’s student) - Universidad Industrial de Santander, Columbia