Student Travel Support

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 6 travel scholarships will be made for attending SC18 (Dallas, November 11-16, 2018)
  • What's included: Expenses are reimbursed for up to
    • $600 for recipients from North American universities
    • $1200 for travel from another continent

SIGHPC encourages the student’s institution to match the grant and to recognize the student's achievement locally within their department. This is not a requirement of the award.

Applications are due September 3rd of each year (NOW CLOSED), with notification provided by September 22nd. To apply, you must provide the following:

  • simple budget (including conference registration fee)
  • statement of why you wish to attend SC and what you hope to gain by doing so
  • letter of support from your advisor referencing any institutional support or recognition that will be provided

In order to be considered for a grant, the application must be complete and the letter of support submitted on or before September 3rd.

If you have any questions that are not addressed through this page, contact students@sighpc.org.

Check out the awesome past recipients of SIGHPC travel grants!

ACM-W/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 SC18 (Dallas November 11-16, 2018)
  • 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, 2018.
  • Application deadline: August 15, 2018 (NOW CLOSED)
Check out the outstanding past recipients of these travel scholarships!