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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 attend SOSP. 

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: 

  1. 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). 
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's advisor, supporting the application, which must cover the technical merit of the student's participation. 
  3. 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. 
  • 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 the scholarship. 
  • Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 
  • Funding is available to all students at educational institutions, world-wide. 
  • 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 Committee Chair. 
The deadline for receipt of applications for student scholarships is  August 31, 2001. Notifications will sent out via e-mail by September 10, 2001

 Applications will be reviewed by a five-member Selection Committee. 

Send applications to the Chair of this Selection Committee: 

Marvin Theimer
Microsoft Research 
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 to, 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. 

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