Call for Participation:

Undergraduate Architecture Workshop (uArch) @ ISCA 2023

The Undergraduate Architecture Mentoring (uArch) Workshop is designed to introduce undergraduate and early Master’s students to research and career opportunities in the field of computer architecture in particular, and to graduate school lifestyle and survival skills in general. The program includes technical sessions that cover past, current and future research directions in computer architecture, mentoring and networking sessions with graduate students and professors, and discussions on applying to graduate school and navigating the architecture research landscape effectively. 

The uArch workshop and ISCA conference is open to all undergrads. However, to encourage expanded reach and greater participation by students regardless of financial means, we are enabling professors and universities to cover part of the travel and expenditure through matching travel grants. If no such partial funding is available, students are still eligible to apply for the full grant, albeit it will be more selective.

Eligibility: uArch welcomes undergrads who may be interested in graduate studies in Computer Architecture, but who do not have an extensive network or guidance to make an informed decision on the topic. Early Master’s students are also eligible to apply, as well as recent graduates who are currently in industry but are considering applying to graduate school

Matching Travel Grant: uArch provides a matching grant that covers conference hotel and registration fees for the student with the aim that a professor or the school covers the remaining costs. For local attendees who do not require air travel, we expect uArch’s grant to cover most of the costs. 

Selection Criteria: Applicants will be reviewed by a panel, with factors influencing the decision including: 

  • Year in school: Sophomores and Juniors have higher priority, but all applicants, including ones who are considering re-entering graduate school from industry, are encouraged to apply. 
  • Statement of interest: Applicants who can benefit from guidance about graduate school, networking contacts, and information about Computer Architecture are prioritized. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Membership in underrepresented groups in computer architecture (e.g., gender, race, ability, first in family to attend college, interdisciplinary educational background, LGBTQ status).

Requirements for Grant Recipients: All grant recipients must attend the uArch workshop and ISCA in person.

Location: Orlando, FL

Important Dates:

  • March 24: Application deadline
  • April 7: Notification to accepted applicants
  • June 17-21: ISCA Conference and Workshops
  • June 18:  Main uArch Workshop

Students Apply here:

Sponsors fill the matching grant form here:

uArch Website:

ISCA Website: