DAC Young Fellows Program 2022

After two virtual years, the DAC Young Fellows program will return *IN PERSON* in July 2022! Are you a student who would like to attend the 59th Design Automation Conference in beautiful San Francisco? Would you like to learn all about EDA, the electronic design ecosystem while networking with like-minded individuals? The DAC Young Fellow Program is your opportunity!


As a DAC Fellow, you will receive a free DAC full-conference registration. In addition, DAC will issue grants of up to $1200 to cover travel expenses, subject to matching funds from your advisor or university for the remainder. The program includes live interaction with experts from large EDA companies, hands-on labs, career coaching, a summer school, fun contests and much more. The DAC Young Fellows Program is funded by the Design Automation Conference with generous support from Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys Inc.

Applicants must be full-time students in EDA or an adjacent field. If accepted, you must commit to actively participating in the program in San Francisco from July 10 through July 14, 2022. Participation includes a poster presentation of your work or general research interest, attending DAC sessions, a special DA Summer School session on Sunday, a hands-on lab and more. The program is specifically designed as a stepping stone for early-stage students with no or little conference experience, so do not hesitate to apply even if you do not have done research work yet. We welcome students from all over the world and from all backgrounds. A jury will carefully review the applications and select approximately 100 DAC Fellows. We especially welcome applications from Women and underrepresented groups.

Timeline and tentative program:

  • March 25, 2022: Application deadline
  • April 22, 2022: Acceptance notification
  • July 9, 2022: Arrive in San Francisco
  • July 10, 2022: DAC Young Fellows Opening breakfast session, Day Program.
  • July 11, 2022: DAC Conference and Exhibit opens, Poster session
  • July 12-14, 2022: DAC technical conference
  • July 14, 2022: Young Fellows Closing session with prizes, certificates and checks.

This submission form consists of 4 pages. Please use only one form per applicant. You will be able to modify your form after submission. 

This program is a truly exciting introduction into the world of Design Automation, while at the same time making new friends. 

Sign up here today:  https://forms.gle/RbaqaSQ1Yri2qW1W8


Laleh Behjat / University of Calgary

Patrick Groeneveld / Cerebras & Stanford University

Matt Morrison / University of Notre Dame

(The DAC59 Young Fellows team)