SIGHPC is generously sponsoring travel grants for four undergraduate or graduate students to attend PASC20. Two applicants travelling from within Europe and two applicants travelling 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 $1200 will be given to the selected students traveling from other continents. Moreover, PASC20 will cover the corresponding registration fee for the selected students.

SIGHPC and PASC20 encourage students to submit a contribution to PASC20; however, this is not a requirement of the award.

Applications are due by February 21, 2020, with notification provided by March 16, 2020.

To apply, you must provide the following:

  • personal information
  • basic budget
  • statement of why you wish to attend PASC20 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, email your completed application form and letter of support (in PDF format) to and indicate “PASC20 Student Travel Grant” as a subject line.

Selected students will be assigned a mentor for PASC20 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.

Some impressions from the PASC19 Student Travel Grant recipients

Nicolas Salamin (University of Lausanne) with Student Travel Grant winners Anton Artemov and Laura Morgenstern.

PASC19 turned out to be the ideal environment for presenting and discussing first results of my dissertation project regarding task parallelism on GPUs. While researchers from my domain provided me with well-conceived feedback and questions, I also got in touch with scientists from other domains such as astrophysics, high-energy physics and climate modeling, who are aiming to solve similar problems with diverse approaches. Thanks to the interdisciplinary character of PASC, I returned from the conference full of ideas and suggestions for my future work and career. Hence, I highly encourage students to take this valuable chance and apply for upcoming SIGHPC Student Travel Grants to attend PASC. (Laura Morgenstern, Chemnitz University of Technology)