Call For Student Scholarship Applications

SOSP 2019, through generous donations from conference sponsors, will offer scholarships to assist students attending the conference. Each scholarship (fully or partially) reimburses the SOSP conference registration, a shared hotel room during the conference, and round trip air travel to/from the conference. scholarship students may be asked to scribe a technical session. These services are greatly appreciated, and provide additional networking opportunities with other conference participants. Actual duties will be assigned as the conference nears, but students should identify any time constraints in their application forms.

These funds are limited, and will be based on a combination of need and merit. Scholarship recipient contact information will be made available to scholarship sponsoring organizations.

Who Should Apply?

Funding is available to students (graduate and undergraduate) from any educational institution in the world. We especially encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and all other groups underrepresented in at SOSP, who will be given additional consideration in the scholarship evaluation process. We also recommend them to attend the Diversity Workshop at SOSP (details to come). The workshop may have additional scholarship funding, and applicants will be evaluated and awards determined through this unified scholarship application process.

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. An SOSP student scholarship application and supporting materials. The student should visit the scholarship website form and submit the following information:
    • A complete SOSP student scholarship application. The application form must be submitted online at the linked Google Form.
    • A short position statement. This position statement should explain the expected benefit of attending the conference. The statement should describe any research that the student has done, and list any published papers. This statement should be no longer than 600 words (one page).
    • A Diversity Workshop position statement. If attending the Diversity workshop, an applicant can optionally explain the benefit of attending the workshop. This statement is also limited to 600 words.
    • A URL link to the student's CV (optional but recommended).
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's advisor. This letter must describe the technical appropriateness of the student's participation, and any partial support from other sources (e.g., the student's institution) available to cover the costs of the student's attendance at SOSP. Advisors writing letters for multiple students should include an explicit comparison of how each student would benefit from a scholarship. The advisor should submit the plaintext letter separately, by submitting this online form.
Important Dates
Event Info Date
Applications Due July 30, 2019 (11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth)
Award Notifications (first round) August 16, 2019
Award Notifications (second round) September 3, 2019
Scholarship Committee

Angela Demke Brown, University of Toronto
Pedro Fonseca, Purdue University
Trinabh Gupta, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ryan Huang, Johns Hopkins University
Guoliang Jin, North Carolina State University
Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University
Dilma Da Silva, Texas A&M University
Lin Tan (Chair), Purdue University
Yang Wang, Ohio State University


Please direct any questions to Scholarship Chairs.