The ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems, in
conjunction with the ACM
Student Research Competition, and with additional financial
support from TBD, will offer a limited number of student
scholarships to attend SOSP.
Scholarships will be awarded by the scholarship committee
based on a combination of need and merit.
Each scholarship covers the SOSP conference registration,
including meals and proceedings, and a shared hotel room during
the conference. Additional funding may be awarded toward the
cost of travel.
Students receiving scholarships must agree to serve as a
session scribe (if required) during the conference.
Who should apply
Funding is available to all students at educational
institutions, world-wide. Members of groups historically
under-represented at SOSP are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to participate in the poster
session and work-in-progress presentations. Posters as well as
student-authored papers can receive further recognition (and
cash awards) through participation in the
Research Competition (SRC). Approximately 45% of the funding
for student scholarships is coming from the SRC this year.
Participation in the SRC is not required in order to apply for a
student scholarship, but it may increase your chances of
Although most applicants in past years have been graduate
students, undergraduates who are actively involved in systems
research projects are welcome to apply, and in fact there is a
special division of the SRC specifically for undergraduates.
Applicants must be members of the ACM. See the ACM site for a
student membership application. Note that ACM provides
for students residing in economically developing countries.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted by email to TBD. The body of
the message should include (as plain text) the information from
the form below. Students who apply by 10
September will be notified of any award by TBD, and can then
register without paying the registration fee.
Attach to the message a position paper that describes (in no
more than three pages) your research and publications and
explains the benefit you expect from attending SOSP. The paper
should be in either plain text (preferred) or PDF. You may
omit the position paper if you are the principal author of an
accepted paper at this year's SOSP.
Ask your advisor to submit (directly) a letter of
recommendation to TBD.
SOSP Travel 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?
Is your paper/poster entered in the Student Research Competition?
Anticipated travel expenses
Will you require a hotel room for Saturday night?
In figuring your travel costs, please note that the
conference hotel does provide shuttle service from the Albany
airport and train station.
Instructions for advisors
E-mail your recommendation directly to TBD, including the
name of the student (or students) in the subject line. Plain
text is preferred. Please note the student's participation (if
any) in the SOSP program. Address also any special circumstances
and financial need.
|Notification of decisions
|Deadline for early conference registration;
|Hotel registration deadline
|Submission of poster or work-in-progress
- Chair: TBD