Student Travel Grants

SIGHPC is generously sponsoring travel grants for four undergraduate or graduate students to attend PASC24. Two applicants traveling from within Europe and two applicants traveling from another continent will be selected. The students traveling from within Europe will be awarded a maximum grant of $600, and a maximum allowance of $1400 will be given to the selected students traveling from other continents. Moreover, PASC24 will cover the corresponding registration fee for the selected students.

SIGHPC and PASC24 will favour students 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.

To apply, you must provide the following:

  • personal information
  • 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)
  • statement of why you wish to attend PASC24 and what benefits you can gain from participating
  • 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 Please indicate “PASC24 Student Travel Grant” as a subject line.

Selected students 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 Student Travel Grant recipients

Kaouthar Bousbaa (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco), Sara Faghih-Naini (University of Bayreuth, Germany) with their mentor Sinead Ryan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Àdel Alsalti Baldellou (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain) with his mentor Philipp Schlatter (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Impressions from the PASC23 Student Travel Grant recipients

“PASC23 was an exceptional event that surpassed my expectations in every way. The sessions I attended were filled with cutting-edge research presentations from experts across various scientific disciplines. Making connections with fellow attendees and researchers was invaluable to me. This grant enabled me to fully immerse myself in the event, and the experiences and knowledge gained during PASC23 will significantly influence my future endeavours. The guidance and support I received were instrumental in making the most out of my PASC23 experience, and I am grateful for the mentorship opportunity.”  Sara Faghih-Naini

“Thanks to the SIGHPC Travel Grant, I had the privilege of par;cipa;ng in PASC23, where I engaged with researchers from diverse fields and experienced cuEng-edge high-performance compu;ng advancements. I am grateful to the organizers for this opportunity and eager to aJend future PASC conferences.” Àdel Alsalti Baldellou