Travel Awards to Attend GPN/GWLA Software Carpentry Workshop

April 27, 2016

This is funded by the Midwest Big Data Hub and the National Science Foundation

What it is: Travel stipends for Early Career Researchers to Attend the Software Carpentry Workshop in Kansas City, MO June 3-4, 2016.

About Software Carpentry: Software Carpentry has been around since 1998 and aims to help researchers in science, engineering, medicine and similar disciplines “get more done in less time and with less pain” by teaching them computing skills. Workshops are taught by instructors trained in active learning strategies, and learners will have plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience across the two-day workshop. This particular Software Carpentry Workshop will cover the Unix shell, version control with Git, and programming with Python. For more details about the workshop, visit

When: June 3-4. 2016

Who is eligible: This award is available to Early Career Researchers in the Midwest, including Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Early Career Researchers may be students (undergraduate, graduate), postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty who will benefit from access to data, tools, cyber-infrastructures and expertise in data sciences. We encourage applications from early career researchers at smaller colleges and universities.

Amount Available: There are 18 awards available for up to $556 per person. This amount may be used to cover workshop registration fee, travel, subsistence and up to 2 nights lodging.

How to apply: Fill out the form at

Application Deadline: May 6, 2016.

Award Notification: You will be notified via email on or before May 9.

How to register for the software carpentry workshop:

Reimbursement: Awardees will receive instructions on reimbursement for expenses up to $556 at the workshop.