Win up to $1,000 in Scholarship Funds to Attend the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

IBPSA-USA is pleased to offer up to 12 scholarships for students and young professionals to attend the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, which will be held September 26–28, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago, in Chicago, IL. It is the third co-organized conference between ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA. Scholarships include free registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses. Funding is provided by the U.S Department of Energy. Find conference information here:

Read more about past winners here and here.


  • Recipients must be either

    • a student at a university in the USA during the fall term 2018, or

    • a practicing professional in the energy modeling field, who has graduated from a USA university in 2015 or later.

What’s Covered

  • Conference registration.

  • Hotel room costs for the duration of the conference.

  • Travel: airfare and ground transportation to the conference.

  • Note that up to $1,000 can be reimbursed for the costs outlined above only.

How to Apply

  • You will be asked to provide:

    • Title of your conference presentation or paper (if applicable)

    • A letter describing your background and motivation for attending the conference (up to one page)

    • CV or Resume

    • Contact information for a faculty sponsor or employer

How Applications Will Be Evaluated

  • Students will receive priority

  • Applicants presenting at the conference will receive priority

  • Compelling letters will receive priority

  • Earlier application submissions will receive priority

  • Faculty sponsors or employers may be contacted to confirm eligibility

What Happens if You Receive an Award

  • Reimbursements will be made after the conference following submission of an expense claim form (available here). Receipts are required. Advance payment will be considered in cases of hardship.

  • Reimbursements will be in US dollars via electronic funds bank transfer or PayPal.


  • Wed., July 25, 2018 – Applications due by 11:59 pm PST

  • Wed., August 8, 2018 – Awards announced

  • Conference Dates: September 26-28, 2018

  • Mon., October 15, 2018 - Deadline for submission of expenses