How to Apply

Participation in the SDSC CIML Summer Institute will be limited to 45-50 candidates. Applicants will be screened to make sure that they have the necessary background to benefit from the CIML Institute, but the main selection criterion is that the applicants have a compelling need for the skills being taught at the CIML Institute in their research or teaching.  

In addition, we will try to reach the highest number of research institutions in the United States, in particular those that have no or limited access to advanced supercomputing or CI resources, and we will try to balance attendees from a diverse pool of scientific communities.

Room and Board Scholarship

In support of the CIML Summer Institute, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), SDSC awards a limited number of scholarships to cover on-campus room and board (dorm style private room, shared common area and bathrooms). Indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for the room and board scholarship. Scholarship funds only apply to room and board and are not available for any other travel expenses (i.e., airfare, transportation, etc...). Registration fee is still required from all attendees. CIML Summer Institute attendance and on-campus housing is limited so you are encouraged to apply early. 

Travel Award

For the first time ever, the Summer Institute will provide a limited number of travel awards to offset the cost of airfare, travel expenses and registration. These are in addition to the room and board scholarships. The travel awards are intended for those who lack financial support from their institution and would otherwise not be able to afford the cost of attending. Preference will be given to students, staff, and faculty from HBCUs, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and those from non-R1 Institutions.

This support is made possible by the West Big Data Innovation Hub supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) 1916573 and 1916481.

Important Dates

Application Deadline
Friday, April 12, 2024

Applicants Notified
Friday, April 26, 2024

Accepted applicants to confirm attendance
Friday, May 10, 2024

SI Preparation Day (Virtual)
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Summer Institute (in-person)
Tuesday, June 25 – Thursday, June 27, 2024