Application to the SDSC Summer Institute 2020

Due to the adjustments and impact of COVID-19 we will be holding this years SDSC’s Summer Institute remotely. We are in the process of designing the structure and will update the website as plans develop. We encourage registration! The application deadline remains May 3 and notification date to all applicants is May 25.


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 3, 2020
  • Applicants will be notified of status by: Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Accepted applicants are asked to confirm attendance by registering no later than: Friday, June 5, 2020

Code of conduct

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