SOSP, with generous donations from
conference sponsors, has offered approximately 65
scholarships to enable students to attend the
Each scholarship covers the SOSP conference
registration, including meals and proceedings, and a hotel room during the conference. Additional
funding has awarded toward the cost of travel in some
Scholarships were awarded by the scholarship
committee based on a combination of need and merit.
Students receiving scholarships have agreed to serve
as a session scribe (if required) during the conference.
Applicants are encouraged to participate in the poster
session and work-in-progress presentations.
Who should apply (now closed)
Funding is available to all students at educational
institutions, world-wide. Members of groups historically
under-represented at SOSP are especially encouraged to
Although most applicants in past years have been
graduate students, undergraduates who are actively
involved in systems research projects are welcome to
Applicants must be members of the ACM. See the ACM
site for a
student membership application. Note that ACM
reduced rates for students residing in economically
How to apply
To apply you should submit the following:
- A fully filled-out SOSP
Student Scholarship Application The application
form appears below.
- A letter of recommendation from the
student's advisor, supporting the application,
which must cover the technical merit of the
- A short position paper written by the
student explaining what benefit is expected from
attending the conference and why the scholarship
should be granted. The statement should describe any
research the student has been doing and list any
papers that have been published. It should be no
longer than three pages. Student authors who will be
presenting accepted papers do not need to submit a
Applications should be in plain text (no attachments;
simple ASCII text in the body of your message), in
English, and submitted by email to
sospstudents-L@cs.cornell.edu. The advisor's
statement should be sent separately from the student's
application, and should indicate the student's name in
the Subject line.
SOSP Student Scholarship Application
ACM member number:
(or date of application, if you have not received your number yet)
When you expect to finish:
Have you attended SOSP before?
Have you previously received an SOSP scholarship?
SOSP program participation
Are you an author of an accepted paper?
If so, are you the principal author?
Will you be presenting it at the conference?
Have you submitted a poster?
Have you applied to the work-in-progress session?
Anticipated travel expenses:
The deadline for receipt of
applications for student scholarships is August 30,
2005. Notifications will be sent out via e-mail by
September 15, 2005.
Applications will be reviewed by a Selection