CASC Scholarships for SC06

The high performance computing community will be best able to to drive new innovations in development of advanced computing systems, and the use of high performance computing systems to generate new pathbreaking discoveries, if it attracts the best talent from the full spectrum of American society. Historically, the high performance computing community (HPC) has not done well at attracting individuals from traditionally underserved groups (defined by the National Science Foundation as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders). The Coalition for Advance Scientific Computing (www.casc.org) is offering travel support to faculty and IT professionals who would like to attend SC06 but who would have difficulty meeting travel and registration expenses without support from CASC.

Apply for support for attendance at SC06 now!

For the second year in a row, CASC will provide support for individuals from TUGs to attend SC06 (http://sc06.supercomputing.org/). Priority will be given to faculty and IT professionals. Support will be provided for up to three individuals, and if there are fewer than three requests for faculty and professional IT staff, CASC may support student attendance as well.

Interested parties should contact a CASC site representative (list of representatives at http://www.casc.org/members1.html), and submit a letter requesting funding along with a letter of endorsement from a CASC representative to casc@casc.org. The criteria and requirements for this program are as follows:

  • Priority will be given to faculty or IT professionals who are a member of a traditionally underserved group (as defined by the NSF). Students may also apply.
  • Must be either a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be able to attend all MSI-related activities at SC06.
  • Must present what they have learned at the conference to their colleagues at their home institution, and must seek out and serve as a mentor in the area of high performance computing to one other faculty member and one student from TUGs.
  • Must submit a brief but formal report to CASC.
  • Preference for funding will go to those who would otherwise have difficulty finding funds to attend.

Deadline for application: 6 October 2006; applicants will receive notification by 11 October 2006.

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