High Performance Graphics 2020

July 13-16, hosted online

Diversity Scholarship


HPG extends a diversity scholarship for funding expenses to attend the conference. The scholarship application is open to individuals from underrepresented groups in STEM, working in computer graphics and related research areas. High-Performance Graphics 2020 will take place online, and as such, the scholarship program for 2020 will not include travel expense reimbursement. Applicants will instead be applying for a grant for premium registration to the conference.

Scholarship Information

Eligible applicants should identify with underrepresented groups in STEM, and be genuinely interested in research. We define underrepresented loosely as including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity, gender, disability status, nationality, and socioeconomic backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM. If you identify as underrepresented, please consider applying!


An HPG subcommittee makes decisions to accept applications to the program based on the responses to two essay questions and any additionally provided information. The application material requirements are described below.

Note: since HPG is taking place online and registration is much less expensive this year (2020), we have abbreviated the application. We realize some applicants have already and prepared and submitted the original application material, and upon acceptance may wish to note this on their CV for prospects. For entities looking to verify the full application process for such applicants please see /2019/diversity/

Requirement 1: Essay on Identification and Benefits

Please answer the following three questions in one ~100-200-word essay.

  1. In what way do you associate with an underrepresented group?
  2. What academic and/or professional benefits do you hope to receive from this scholarship?

Please be as specific as possible in your answers. However, note we understand these are somewhat open ended questions.

Requirement 2: Essay on Experiences with Computer Graphics

Please provide a brief ~100-200-word writeup describing your work in computer graphics and related fields. Provide a brief (few sentences) synopses of each of your projects, preferably research projects, or ideas. These can be past, current, or future. Also mention or submit copies of any publications, patents, tech reports, etc. that will help us evaluate your work.

Requirement 3: CV

Please provide an up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae.


Please send all the following to the HPG diversity chairs at: diversity@highperformancegraphics.org.

Professional information

  1. Full Name
  2. Contact email address
  3. University, institution, or organization associated with
  4. If applicable, program enrolled in (Ph.D, Masters, and Undergrad)
  5. If applicable, job title

Application materials (Preferably as pdf or zip)

  1. Identification essay
  2. Experience essay
  3. CV


Application submission – Monday, June 1st
Notification of acceptance – Monday, June 8th

Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis
HPG 2020 Diversity Co-chair
Noshaba Cheema
HPG 2020 Diversity Co-chair