Funding Opportunities for Research Computing Workshops

A picture taken from the back of an audience at a workshop.

ACCESS Support is pleased to present an opportunity for researchers, teams or institutions to host a free full-day or multi-day workshop for research computing workforce development. Workshop sessions can include both technical (e.g., cybersecurity best practices, cluster management, new software tools in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) and non-technical/soft skills sessions (e.g., DEIA, crucial conversations, resume skills). The workshop must take place between August 1 and November 15, 2024. The call for workshops will close on May 15. You will be informed by June 1 of a decision.

Awardees can use their award to support space, food, AV, travel and/or registration for up to 30 participants. If applicants don’t have the ability to host, the University of Colorado, Boulder would be happy to host the workshop (please note this in the application). 

  • Travel awards must be part of a competitive process.
  • Attendees must complete a travel application for workshops. 
  • Workshop hosts must provide and contribute all materials created and used (slides, documentation, event materials) to the ACCESS knowledge base (CI Links, Ask.CI.)
  • Travel awardees must provide a short description of how the event impacted them professionally. 
  • What do you propose to host and how do you propose to do it? (examples: tutorials, speakers, code documentation, panels) 
  • What are the milestones for your suggested workshop? (e.g., the timeline for completing hosting requirements, when applications open/close, dates of workshop and place of the workshop)
  • What are your goals for success with the workshop? (e.g., a certain number or type of participants, participants walking away with a specific set of knowledge, more researchers running on access resources, etc.)
  • How will this impact researchers and the broader community?
  • What criteria will you use while reviewing travel award applications?
  • Will you charge a registration fee? What will this fee be used for?
  • Please submit a copy of your workshop schedule. 
  • Please submit a sample budget (room cost, AV, snacks/meals.)

Questions? Please email We’re excited to see your submission!

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