Are you an EDA student interested in attending DAC in Austin in June 2016? Would you like to learn more about EDA and network with like-minded individuals?
The Design Automation Conference is again sponsoring a special Young Student Fellow Program to encourage students to join the electronic design automation field and/or consider graduate studies in this field.
The program is named to honor the memory of Dr. A. Richard Newton, a towering figure in EDA, DAC and education. In the past year, DAC sponsored 70 students as part of this program.
Young Student Fellow Award
Each selected fellow will receive a full free DAC conference registration, along with a travel award that can cover travel, lodging, and incidentals. A letter committing additional funds from the student’s advisor or university are required.
As a group, the awardee will participate in the following activities during the conference:
Kickoff breakfast meeting on Sunday morning.
Selected conference sessions, including sessions with Best Paper Award nominations
Poster presentation introducing each Fellow (either current research, or relevant coursework/projects) during the DAC student event on Tuesday evening.
Attendance at the Awards Session
Attendance at the closing session during the Thursday evening reception.
Use social media (tweets, facebook, linkedIn, etc.) to provide timely news, photos and feedback on events during DAC. Students are expected to blog at least twice daily.
This program is specifically designed to give young students their first experience with EDA. Think of it as an EDA ‘kickstarter’. Therefore, preference will be given to:
Junior or senior undergraduate students
Underrepresented demographics: women and minorities. DAC strives to improve the diversity among attendees
Students in smaller research groups
Students pursuing a Master’s degree
Pre-candidacy PhD students (typically within the first two years of the doctoral program)
Post-candidacy PhD students from smaller research groups
The applicant’s advisor or the associated department/school must provide matching funds for the travel grant. To maximize the program participation with limited funds, DAC provides roughly 50% of the cost, the rest will need to come from your institution’s matching funds.
The graduate program must be relevant to the DAC community (e.g., CS, CE, EE or related fields)
The applicant must not “double-dip”, i.e., must not receive any funding from other student-related activities at DAC (e.g., Ph.D Forum, Student Research Competition, DA Summer School, etc.)
Submission Opens: January 30, 2017
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Notification Date: April 28, 2017
DAC Conference Participation: June 18 - 22, 2017
Application form will be found here when the submission site opens in January 2017
You will need to provide the following information:
•A paragraph describing student's goals/aspirations and interest in EDA
•A paragraph describing current student research, projects, or relevant course work
•The url to her/his website
•An estimate of travel expenses to/from Austin (using cheapest mode of travel)
•The name and affiliation of the advisor or department head
•A URL to PDF or word or google document on your institution's letterhead. The letter must clearly indicate that matching funds will be supplied to you.
Contact the following coordinators by email if you have further questions: