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With generous support from U.S. National Science Foundation, ACM SIGARCH, IEEE TC on Computer Architecture, and Google Inc., ISCA-39 will offer travel grants for students to attend the conference and defray their traveling cost. The size and number of these grants will vary depending on funding availability, the number of student applicants, and their respective priority. Expenses will be reimbursed after the conference; grant recipients will be asked to submit original receipts later to our finance chair.


While we encourage all in need of a travel to apply, the travel grant will be made available, in particular, to paper student presenters, paper student co-authors, under-represented minority students and the disabled students with higher priority. Also, certain funds will be available to ACM SIGARCH student members and IEEE TCCA members only. We highly encourage students to join SIGARCH and TCCA to be given higher priority. SIGARCH offers an online membership for $2.


To apply for a travel grant from ISCA:

  • Applicants must send an email to the Student Travel Award Chair, Hsien-Hsin Lee, at isca39travel AT by applicaiton deadline.
  • For your subject line, please use "Travel Grant Application for <Your-Last-Name, Your-First-Name>”.
    • Please fill out the form with acrobat reader and attach your application form. Download the fillable PDF form from here
    • Please also attach a current resume.
  • Student applicants also need to ask their direct thesis advisor to send an e-mail to the Student Travel Award Chair (at isca39travel AT with the subject line "Student Travel Status Confirmation for <Your Last Name, Your First Name>", stating that you are a full-time student pursuing an MS/Ph.D. or undergraduate research in the areas covered by ISCA.
  • Additional note for the process.
    • Please save all the original receipts. You need to mail them later.
    • Fund can be applied to transportation and lodging between June 8 and June 14, 2012.
  • DEADLINE: Travel grant application form and your resume must be received by 11:59pm, May 1st, 2012.
    • For students, the confirmation email from their advisors must be received by the same deadline.
    • Due to the large number of applications we expect to receive, we will NOT solicit letters from your advisors. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your advisor sends the email before the deadline. No exception will be made for any reason.
  • We will acknowledge your application within a week of receipt. We will also do our best to notify you about the status of your application by May 5th, 2012, which is before the conference early registration deadline. Note that award decisions will be made based on funding availability. Note also that some awards may be made only after the conference.