Apply for the Broader Engagement Program at SC14 by June 15

Engaging Underrepresented Minorities in HPC

Applications are now being accepted for the Broader Engagement (BE) Program at SC14, which will be held in New Orleans from November 16-21, 2014.

The BE Program is designed to diversify the pool of talent in high-performance computing (HPC) by introducing, engaging, and supporting students and professionals belonging to underrepresented minority groups. For more information, visit:

Competitive grants are available to support limited travel to and participation in the SC14 Technical Program. Consideration will be given to applicants from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in HPC, including women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and people with disabilities. We encourage applications from people in all computing-related disciplines—from research, education, and industry.

Information for Grant Applicants

Two types of participation grants are available to BE participants: On-Ramp and Superhighway.


  • Access to the standard technical program including papers, panels, plenary sessions, birds of a feather sessions, and exhibits, but not including tutorials.
  • Access to the specialized BE community programs including social events, the mentor-protégé program, technical and professional development sessions, and hands-on HPC experience.
  • Eligible for financial support for registration, lodging, travel, and incidentals.

On-Ramp participants are expected to be new to HPC, to participate fully in the BE Program, and to stay through the end of Thursday, November 20.


  • Access to all of the On-Ramp elements.
  • Access to SC14 tutorials (waiving the substantial tutorial registration fees).
  • Requires that applicants are responsible for their main technical program registration.

Eligible for financial support for lodging, travel, and incidentals.
Superhighway participants are expected to have HPC experience, to participate in the SC14 Tutorials, and partially fund themselves in the form of the conference registration fees. The participants should plan to stay until Thursday, November 20. Mentoring will be provided to the Superhighway participants to help them find external funding.

The application deadline is June 15.

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