Minority Serving Institutions (MSI Program)
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the Technical Program
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.
IEEE and ACM fund the SC MSI Participation Grant. 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.
Through this program selected grant recipients
will be invited to participate in either the Tutorials Program
or the Technical program (11/18-21) (/sc2003/tech_over.html).
Grant Application Process:
To apply candidates should complete and submit the SC2003
MSI Grant Application Form by the May 30, 2003 deadline. Please
note that applicants must be either a US citizen or permanent
resident in order to qualify for a grant. Applicants will
be notified of their status via e-mail by June 30, 2003. Applications
will be accepted until all slots are filled. /sc2003/tech_msiform.php
The SC MSI Grant Program will select 45 participants. To be
- Must be a faculty or IT professionals
from an MSI. (Student not eligible).
- Must be either a US citizen or permanent
- Must be able to attend all MSI-related
activities that include: an MSI Opening Session (11/16 @
5:30 p.m.); Reception (11/18 @ 5:30 p.m.), and Birds of
a Feather (BoF) discussion (11/18 @ 12 noon).
Pending upon funding, up to 45 grants in the amount of $1,200
will be awarded to those selected
to attend SC2003 in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will
be held in the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center November
15-21, 2003. Individual grants will reimburse the cost of
travel, lodging, and per diem up to $1,200. Expenses exceeding
$1,200 will not be reimbursed. In addition to the $1,200 award,
participants will be given a complementary Conference registration
for either the Technical Program or Tutorials with a one-day
pass to the SC Exhibits Hall. The grant award is nontransferable.
Grant recipients should allow up to 8 weeks following the
conference to receive reimbursement payment.
Reimbursements will be processed upon receipt of SC2003 Travel
Expense Report, original receipts and the SC 2003 Survey.
The Conference Registration fee will be handled through the
budget of the appropriate committee. Detailed travel expense
guidelines are available here.
Conference Registration Procedures:
will be provided
a URL to register
via the web,
where they will
(MSIs) as their
of the MSI category
them to register
for either the
to submit payment
pick up their
at the SC2003
15th at 1:00pm.