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IPDPS 2018 Student Travel Grants

Deadline for Travel Grant Applications: March 25, 2018   CLOSED

A limited number of travel assistance grants are available for all IPDPS 2018 student authors and PhD Forum participants. This year, the TCPP funding will be supplemented by a grant from the US National Science Foundation, which will be used to fund US-based students. The IPDPS travel grants are administered by the IPDPS sponsor TCPP, the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing. Priority will be given to students (based on merit) who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference and to graduate students presenting their own published work.

Notice of grants awarded will be made prior to the conference. The grants will be distributed post-conference in the form of reimbursements against actual travel and accommodations expenses submitted by the student. Expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement include registration, taxi and meals. The amount of the grants will be based in part on student travel requirements, quality of paper/poster, and on availability of funds.

Notification of awards will be made on April 29, 2018.

Note that PhD Forum participants who are IEEE (or ACM) members are eligible for discounted registration fees.  (This does not apply to students who are also authors of a paper being presented in main conference or workshops.)

To qualify for a student travel assistance grant, a recipient must be:

  • author of an accepted conference or workshop paper or have a poster in the PhD Forum and be registered for the conference,
  • Student Member of IEEE Computer Society (or ACM) at the time he/she submits an application, and
  • full-time student regularly registered toward a degree in computer science, engineering or related field at a university.

To apply for a grant:

Complete the information requested in the online form available here. Use the Submit button at the bottom of the form to send your application to the TCPP travel grant committee. Note the following:

  • Applications are due by March 25, 2018.  
  • Applicants are encouraged to make their travel plans without depending on notification from the committee to ensure that lowest cost flights and accommodations have been secured.

NSF Funding for US-based Students

Funds for travel support have been provided by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). This funding is available only for full time students attending US colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority and women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

About TCPP

The IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) acts as an international forum to promote parallel processing research and education and participates in setting up technical standards in this area. Issues related to the design, analysis and implementation of parallel systems and solutions are of interest. These include design and analysis of parallel architectures and algorithms, and application development on parallel machines. TCPP sponsors professional meetings, brings out publications, sets guidelines for educational programs, and coordinates academia, funding agency, and industry activities in the above areas.

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31st IEEE International Parallel &
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May 29 – June 2, 2017
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