Early Career Travel Grants

SIGHPC is generously sponsoring four travel grants to help early career professionals attend PASC24. Two applicants traveling from within Europe and two applicants traveling from another continent will be selected. Selected professionals traveling from within Europe will be awarded a maximum allowance of $600, while $1400 will be available for those traveling from other continents. Moreover, PASC24 will cover the registration fee for selected applicants.

SIGHPC and PASC24 will favour applicants who submitted a contribution to PASC24; however, this is not a requirement of the award.

Applications are due by March 31, 2024, with notification provided by April 16, 2024.

You are eligible to obtain an early career travel grant if:

  • You are working in the field of high performance computing in any country, and you are a member of SIGHPC
  • You have less than 7 years of full-time experience in the field

To apply, you must provide the following:

  • Personal information
  • A simple budget (estimated amount for travel and for accommodation, and, if necessary, how do you plan to bridge the gap between the money covered by the grant and the expected extra costs)
  • A statement of why you wish to attend PASC24 and what benefits you can gain from participating
  • A letter of support from your advisor or head of department (referencing any institutional support or recognition that will be provided)

Please click here to access the application form.

To apply, fill-in the application form and send your letter of support (in PDF format) from the same email address entered on the form to info@pasc-conference.org. Please indicate “PASC24 Early Career Travel Grant” as a subject line.

Selected applicants will be assigned a mentor for PASC24 who will help them get the most out of the conference by suggesting relevant program sessions and introducing them to experts in their research field.

PASC23 Early Career Travel Grant recipients

Hannah Cohoon (University of Utah, US) and Mikaela Cashman (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US) with their mentor Axel Huebl (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US)

Nitin Shukla (CINECA, Italy) and Rachel Kurchin (Carnegie Mellon University, US) with their mentor Damian Rouson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US)

Impressions from the PASC23 Early Career Travel Grant recipients

“I’ve attended PASC remotely in the past and enjoyed that but my experience in person far surpassed my expectations. I found it to be a friendly crowd eager to ask and answer questions. The agenda was busy and engaging and the scenery outside the conference was beautiful. Professional opportunities opened up for me while I was there as well. I’m very grateful for the SIGHPC travel grant for enabling me to go to PASC23 and to the conference organizers for making sure I met researchers with similar interests to my own.” Hannah Cohoon

“PASC was an extremely rewarding experience that I would not have been able to afford were it not for the early career travel grant. I made a number of valuable professional connections that I’m looking forward to maintaining going forward!” Rachel Kurchin

“PASC is an exceptionally unique conference bridging together HPC and domain science. As a first-time attendee, I was eagerly looking forward to presenting my work and exploring related domains. My expectations were not just met but exceeded by the vast diversity of disciplines showcased. Engaging with new communities and discovering a multitude of future interests was an invaluable experience. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the organizers for creating such an enriching event. Additionally, I extend my thanks to ACM SIGHPC for enabling my attendance as an early career participant.” Mikaela Cashman

“Attending PASC23 was an amazing experience. The conference exceeded all of my expectations. I learned so much from the presentations, workshops, and discussions. The conference gave me the unique opportunity to network not only with experts from my field, but also with specialists from different yet complementary disciplines. I am confident that these connections will be beneficial to my career in the future. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to have presented my own research at the conference. I am glad that I had the chance to share my work with other scientists and receive their feedback and suggestions. All this would not have been possible without the travel grant provided by SIGHPC and I am extremely thankful for the support received.” Nitin Shukla