Application to the SDSC Summer Institute 2019


The SDSC Summer Institute typically receives more than 100 applications each year and we will select approximately 45 candidates. Applicants will be screened to make sure that they have the necessary background to benefit from the Summer Institute, but the main selection criterion is that the applicants have a compelling need for the skills being taught at the Summer Institute in their research or teaching. In addition we will try to reach the highest number of research institution in the United States, in particular those that have no access to local supercomputing resources and we will try to balance attendees from a diverse pool of scientific communities. Summer Institute Alumni are welcome to apply after 5 years.

Audience is generally 50/60% Graduate students and the rest Postdocs, Research staff at Universities and National labs, Professors, Researchers in Industry.


  • Applications will be accepted: through Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Applicants will be notified of status by: Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Accepted applicants are asked to confirm attendance by registering no later than: Friday, June 14, 2019

Code of conduct

All attendees are required to agree with the SDSC Summer Institute Code of Conduct.

Room and board scholarships

In support of the 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 application if you would like to be considered for room and board scholarship. Scholarship funds only apply to room and board and are not available for any other travel expenses. Registration fee of $300 is still required from all attendees. Summer Institute attendance and on-campus housing is limited so you are encouraged to apply early.