From: Jennifer Teig von Hoffman <jtvh@bu.edu>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 10:05:13 -0400
To: scfug-l@bu.edu
Subject: Opportunities from SC08 Conference: Fellowships, Travel Grants

Greetings,

SC is the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. The SC08 Conference will be held November 15-21, 2008, in Austin, Texas.

The opportunities below may be of interest to you, your colleagues, or your students.

Cheers,
Jennifer Teig von Hoffman
Assistant Director, Scientific Computing and Visualization
Steering Committee Member, SC Conference Series

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HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING Ph.D. FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE 9/8
The ACM/IEEE Computer Society High Performance Computing (HPC) Ph.D. Fellowship Program is now accepting nominations for its second annual competition at https://submissions.supercomputing.org.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 8, 2008.

The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D. students throughout the world with the focus areas of HPC, Networking, Storage and Analysis.  HPC covers the areas of computational sciences, computational engineering, and computer science using the most powerful computers available at a given time.  The ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowship Program also supports the sponsors' long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to diversity.

ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded with a certificate and a stipend of at least $5,000 (US) for one academic year.  All ACM/IEEE-CS HPC Ph.D. Fellows are invited to attend at least one SC conference (usually the one after one year of receiving the award).  Furthermore, the SC Steering Committee and other conference volunteers are willing to facilitate, where possible, internships for Fellows at HPC research or development sites.

For more information about the program, see the web page at http://sc08.supercomputing.org/?pg=hpcfellowships.html or contact the committee at hpc-fellowship-questions@acm.org.

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BROADER ENGAGEMENT TRAVEL GRANTS

SC08 is committed to broadening participation in the conference and to the engagement of individuals from around the globe, in groups and disciplines that traditionally have been underrepresented in high performance computing or at the SC Conference series. The breadth and depth of SC08 will provide unparalleled opportunities for learning about innovations in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. The Broader Engagement (BE) Program strives to identify and involve those individuals from underrepresented communities who have an interest in high performance computing.

Grants will be available through the BE Program to support participation in the SC08 Technical Program. In addition to the complementary conference registration, grant recipients will be reimbursed for their SC08 lodging and transportation expenses, up to an agreed upon amount.

We encourage applications from all computing-related disciplines, including those with backgrounds in research, education and industry. Primary consideration will be given to applicants from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in high performance computing, such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, the physically challenged and women.

Participation grant applications are due August 15, 2008. 

For more information, see http://sc08.supercomputing.org/?pg=broadeng.html


Opportunities from SC08 Conference: Fellowships, Travel Grants / Jennifer Teig von Hoffman

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