The ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems
(SIGOPS), with support from Microsoft
Research, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, QUALCOMM, Inktomi, and Akamai,
will be offering a limited number of scholarships to enable students to
A typical scholarship will cover the SOSP conference
fee (which includes double-occupancy hotel room and all meals during the
conference, attendance at all conference events, and a copy of the proceedings).
Additional funding may be awarded toward the cost of travel.
Applications are to be written in English.
To apply you should submit the following:
A cover letter indicating the amount of support required.
The cost should include an informal quote for the airfare from the
departure city to Calgary, Alberta, assuming a Saturday-night stay, and
include the cost ($210 Canadian, which is approximately $140 US) of one
extra night's stay at Chateau Lake Louise (Saturday).
A letter of recommendation from the student's
advisor, supporting the application, which must cover the technical
merit of the student's participation.
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
and accepted papers do not need to submit a technical statement.
The deadline for receipt of applications for student
scholarships is August 31, 2001. Notifications will sent out
via e-mail by September 10, 2001.
Applicants for scholarships should not register for
SOSP until after they hear from the scholarship committee. The registration
form will have a way to indicate that your registration fee is paid by
Members of under-represented groups are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Funding is available to all students at educational
Although most applicants are likely to be graduate students,
undergraduates who are actively involved in systems research projects are
also welcome to apply.
Students may be particularly interested in participating
in the Work-in-Progress and Poster Session .
Students receiving scholarships agree to be a session
scribe (if required) during the conference.
Following the conference, funds will be paid after travel
receipts and a session summary report have been filed with the Selection
Applications will be reviewed by a five-member
Send applications to the Chair of this Selection Committee:
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Applications will also be accepted by electronic
mail (ASCII, HTML, or pdf format) or FAX. E-mail should be addressed
with a subject of "SOSP Scholarship Application: XXX", where XXX is replaced
by the name of the applicant. FAXes should have a cover page with similar
information and use the following number +1 (425) 936-7329 (United States).
E-mail (, letters, or FAXes) from the student's advisor should be sent
directly to the committee and not via the student applicant.