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FAST '22 Grants for Black Computer Science Students

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USENIX

Deadline Date:

01/26/22

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International college and university computer science students at accredited institutions to attend a technology related conference. Funding is intended to allow full-time students who are Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora to participate in the conference and related workshops. Grants are available for both in-person and virtual conference attendance. The grant provides funds to cover registration fees and assist with travel and accommodation expenses, if applicable.

The 20th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '22) will take place on February 22–24, 2022, in Santa Clara, CA, USA, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. FAST will bring together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.

For Student Grants, preference is shown to:

  • Students whose areas of study significantly overlap with the conference topics and who write a concise essay (supporting statement) outlining their studies and research.
  • First-time applicants and those who have not received a grant in the past 12 months.
  • Students from institutions not traditionally represented at USENIX.
  • Financial need.
  • Degree level (undergraduate, graduate)
  • Students who are both presenting a paper at the event and do not have alternate sources of funding available to them.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193918

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Student Grant recipients will receive a complimentary registration to the conference for which they have received their grant funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All undergraduate or graduate computer science students who are Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Black, African American, or members of the larger African Diaspora
- Student in computer science or related field
- Attend the three full days of the main Conference Program
- Agree to be contacted by USENIX and grants program sponsors about future events and opportunities

Post-doc researchers and associates do not qualify for a student grant.

Please do not apply for a grant if you have other funds available to you, such as through your faculty advisor, or if you have received a grant through USENIX in the past year.

Please note that speakers and presenters at the conference are not guaranteed registration expense assistance.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Grant applications become available on USENIX's website about 3 months before the conference, with an application deadline set at approximately 7–8 weeks before the event. Notifications of awards are sent about two weeks after the deadline. This timeline may vary depending on the event.

Do not register for the conference--even if you are an author or a presenter--until you are notified about your grant. If you receive a grant, you will be sent detailed registration instructions. Student Grant recipients will receive a code for complimentary registration; grant funds are intended to be used for travel and/or hotel expenses.

Applicants can be awarded only one grant each calendar year. Those who qualify are welcome to apply for both a Student Grant and a Diversity Grant for the same conference, though only one grant will be awarded.

If you are applying for a grant and require a visa to attend the conference, submit your visa application as soon as possible. Visa applications for travel to USENIX conferences may require a letter from USENIX. To request an invitation letter, please email USENIX, identify yourself as a student grant applicant (and presenter, if applicable), and include your mailing address. Note that USENIX staff need a minimum of 48 hours to process these requests.

FAST '22 Grants for Black Computer Science Students Application, Virtual Attendance: https://www.usenix.org/conference/fast22/grant-application-black-students-virtual

About the USENIX grant program: https://www.usenix.org/grant-programs

Conference information: https://www.usenix.org/conference/fast22

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Login to apply: https://www.usenix.org/user/register?destination=node/277685

Contact the USENIX Conference Department at conference@usenix.org

Online contact form: https://www.usenix.org/contact

You may also contact USENIX by phone at +1 510.528.8649.

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