Travel Support


Funds are available to support participation in WSSSPE3. We are particularly interested in encouraging participation by US-based and UK-based students, early-career researchers, and members of underrepresented groups. Priority will be given to those who:

  1. have submitted lightning talks
  2. have made previous contributions to WSSSPE associated activities
  3. can make a compelling case for how their participation will strengthen the overall workshop and/or positively impact their future research or educational activities

Initial submissions for travel support have been accepted until August 26, and submissions are still permitted after this date, following the instructions below, and also posted on the workshop web site.

Financial support to enable this has been generously provided by 1) the National Science Foundation, 2) the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and 3) the Software Sustainability Institute.


Instructions for applying:

Please email a PDF document of no more than 2 pages to <> with “WSSSPE” in the subject line) that includes

  • Your name, place of study/work, and position
  • Your potential contribution to the workshop, including your authorship of an accepted lightning talk, or intent to contribute in person to the team activities on the WSSSPE3 page based on your knowledge and experience.
  • The potential of your attendance to contribute towards your own research, educational and professional goals. If you are a student please describe the degree you are pursuing.
  • A description of how your attendance will contribute towards meeting the above goals

Initial decisions on travel funds will be announced about 31 August.  Decisions will be made by the WSSSPE3 Organizing Committee based on the ability of the applicants to meet the specified goals. If funds remain, applications submitted after the deadline will be also considered.  (This page will be updated once the travel funds have been fully allocated, so that effort is not spent on applications that cannot be funded.)



For US-based researchers and non-UK-based international researchers, actual expenses up to a maximum of $500 (including travel, hotel accommodation, and registration) will be covered.

For UK-based researchers, actual expenses up to a maximum of £1,500 (including travel, hotel accommodation, and registration) will be covered.

Detailed instructions will be provided to those awarded funds.


Travel Awards: 

  • Alice Allen, Astrophysics Source Code Library
  • Steven Brandt, Louisiana State University
  • Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama
  • Emily Chen, University of Illinois
  • Sou-Cheng Choi, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Yuhan Ding, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Lorraine Hwang, CIG, UC Davis
  • Ray Idaszak, RENCI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Frank Löffler, Louisiana State University
  • Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, Mozilla Science Lab
  • Pate Motter, University of Colorado
  • Kyle Niemeyer, Oregon State University
  • Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University Long Beach
  • Bernadette Randles, UCLA
  • Ilian Todorov, STFC Daresbury Laboratory
  • Nic Weber, University of Washington iSchool