20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles


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Student Scholarships (closed)


SOSP, with generous donations from conference sponsors, has offered approximately 65 scholarships to enable students to attend the conference.

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 cases.

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 apply.

Although most applicants in past years have been graduate students, undergraduates who are actively involved in systems research projects are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be members of the ACM. See the ACM site for a student membership application. Note that ACM provides reduced rates for students residing in economically developing countries.

How to apply

To apply you should submit the following: 
  1. A fully filled-out SOSP Student Scholarship Application The application form appears below.
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's advisor, supporting the application, which must cover the technical merit of the student's participation.
  3. 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 position paper.

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)

 Degree pursued:
 When you expect to finish:

 Faculty advisor

 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 Committee: