SC2002 Minority Serving Institution Participation Grant

MSI Program Survey

Program Overview:
The purpose of this project is to increase the participation of minorities in the SC conferences by providing support to help faculty and/or IT professionals from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) - Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to attend the conference. It is our intention in providing these grants to improve our ability to reach groups that have traditionally not had access to high performance computing. This project takes place in the context of EOT-PACI (www.eot.org) outreach to MSIs under the NSF sponsored Advanced Networking with Minority Serving Institutions (AN-MSI), www.anmsi.org. The SC MSI Participation Grant is funded in part by IEEE and ACM. The intended impact of this project goes beyond just increasing the numbers of MSI participants in SC conferences to fostering collaborative relationships between faculty at MSIs and research scientists at major research centers and impacting the amount and quality of computational science education at MSIs.

Grant Application Process:
To apply candidates need to complete and submit the SC2002 MSI Grant Application Form by the August 30, 2002 deadline. Please note that applicants must be either a US citizen or permanent resident in order to qualify for these grants. All grant applicants who submitted their applications by August 30, 2002 will be notified of the status of their application by email by September 20, 2002. We strongly encourage applications from those who have not previously attended SC.

Selection Criteria:

  • Faculty or IT professionals from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)
  • Must be either a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Willingness to share their research in the SC Academic Village. (There will be space available in the Exhibit Hall for MSIs to showcase their research.)
  • Ability to attend at least three days of the conference

Financing Participants:
Pending upon funding, up to 45 $1200 grants will be awarded to those selected to attend SC2002 in Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-22, 2002. These grants will cover travel, lodging for up to four nights, (11/16-11/20), and conference registration. Participants will be reimbursed for lodging, and travel upon receipt of SC2002 Travel Expense Report and original receipts. Registration fee will be handled through the budget of the appropriate committee. Grant recipients are required to participate in all SC MSI sponsored activities that include a reception, Birds of a Feather discussion group, and panel discussions. Detailed travel expense guidelines are available here.

Conference Registration Procedures:
Selected participants will be provided a URL to register via the web, where they will select Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) as their registration category. Selection of the MSI category will permit them to register for the Technical Program without having to submit payment information. The selected candidates may pick up their conference materials at the SC2002 Registration Counter beginning Saturday, November 16th at 1:00pm. To apply for the SC2002 MSI Participant Grant please see http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2002/attendees and click on the "MSI Program" menu item.

For additional information, contact:
Stephenie McLean at mclean@ncsa.uiuc.edu.

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