How much does it cost to attend Focus Week?
The Focus Week is offered at no cost to selected participants. Breakfast, lunch, and some dinners will be provided. Attendees will need to pay for travel, hotel, and remaining dinners. 

Who should apply?
Teams of project leaders are strongly encouraged to apply. Teams should include both the project "owner" and the tech lead. The person attending as the "owner" may be the project's Principal Investigator, or the business owner or entrepreneurial lead. Having a technical background is not required. If there is a third person you would like to include, please include this in your application. 

Only one application is needed per team. Teams with projects that have already launched and have active users are preferred, but early-stage initiatives will also be considered.

For each session, we will select 6-10 teams to participate, based on their potential to deliver significant value to the community. We can only accept a limited number of teams for each Focus Week, and sessions do fill quickly.

When and where are Focus Weeks offered?
Focus Weeks are offered twice a year. The first session of 2020 will be June 1-5 at Columbia University in New York, NY. The second session will be Nov. 30-Dec. 4 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in La Jolla, CA. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on application dates and future opportunities. 

Who are the Focus Week instructors?
You can meet the Focus Week instructors here.

When will I know if my application has been accepted?
All applicants will be notified of the status of their acceptance within a week of the deadline. Upon admission to the program, participants will receive information regarding travel and hotel options. 

How can I learn more about what the Focus Week experience will be like?
Hear what instructors, as well as past participants, have to say about Focus Week by reading these blog posts: