TCS for all travel grants and speaker nominations (guest post by Elena Grigorescu)

TCS for All (previously TCS Women) Spotlight Workshop at STOC 2023/Theory Fest: Travel grants and call for speaker nominations

You are cordially invited to our TCS for All Spotlight Workshop! The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 (2-4pm), in Orlando, Florida, USA, as part of the 54th Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC) and TheoryFest! The workshop is open to all.

We are happy to announce that our annual inspirational talk will be given by Professor Dana Randall!

More information about the workshop is available here: In particular, we would like to highlight the TCS for All Travel Scholarships (deadline May 7th) and a call for nominations for Rising Stars talks at the workshop (deadline May 7th).  More information on those are below.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

TCS for All Travel Scholarship:

TCS for All Travel Scholarships are intended for researchers at the beginning of their career. This scholarship is being made available for minorities in TCS, and anyone who identifies as such is welcome to apply; this scholarship is open to both US and international students. Preference will be given to students at the beginning of their studies. If we have sufficient funding, we will give awards to more senior students and possibly even postdocs.

To apply, you will need to fill out the following form by May 7th, 2023 (11:59 pm PDT) in which you provide basic information about yourself, an estimate of your expenses, and a brief statement:

Apply for a travel grant here.

In addition, you will need to have your advisor (or department head or other faculty mentor if you do not yet have an advisor) send a letter of support to by May 7th. Your advisor’s letter should also describe the availability of other travel funds.  Note for advisors: Specifics about alternative funding are very helpful.  Statements like “funding is tight” are not very helpful. This letter should be sent with subject line “support letter for [your name]”. This is very important. Your application is not complete without this letter.

Late applications (after May 7th) will not be accepted. You will be notified about your status by May 15th, which is prior to the STOC early registration deadline and hotel cut-off deadline.

Notes: Receipts will be required for all travel awards, and reimbursements will be made after the conference. Food or visa expenses will not be reimbursed.

Nominations for Rising Star talks:

We invite nomination for speakers in our Rising Star talks at the TCS for All Spotlight Workshop at STOC 2023. To be eligible, your nominee has to be a senior PhD student with expected graduation no later than August 2024, or a postdoc in theoretical computer science (all topics represented at STOC are welcome), an underrepresented minority, and not a speaker at a previous TCS Women Spotlight Workshop.  Preference will be given to speakers who are currently on the job market for postdoctoral/faculty positions, or who expect to be on the job market in Fall 2023.

You can make your nomination by filling this form by May 7th

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