Student Travel Grants
With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), SIGCOMM, and corporate supporters, CoNEXT 2011 will provide a limited number of travel grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the CoNEXT 2011 Student Workshop. We expect to award 20 to 30 grants this year.
Submission deadline extended to October 6
Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, we are pleased to announce that we now have additional resources to support student travel for U.S. based students as well as a modest amount of additional support for non-U.S. based students. Given that this is CoNEXT's first edition in Asia and the importance of the CoNEXT Students Workshop in fostering international collaborations and exchanges, we are extending the student travel grant submission deadline until October 6 so as to encourage broad student participation.
Form and Amount of Support
The support is intended to defray, but not necessarily cover entirely, the costs of attending the conference and workshop. The award will be handled via reimbursements. Reimbursement amounts will be determined in part by travel costs. Each legitimate expense must be documented with an original official receipt (e.g., air ticket and hotel receipt). The reimbursement will be sent as a check via postal mail six to eight weeks after submitting the reimbursement forms and supporting receipts. Further details of the reimbursement procedure will be communicated to the award recipients.
Eligibility and Selection
There are two categories of student travel grant: (1) NSF, for which only students attending a university in the U.S. are eligible, and (2) SIGCOMM/corporate supporters, for which all students are eligible. Applicants will be automatically considered for all eligible grant categories. Importantly, as per NSF policy, a student receiving a NSF travel grant must fly with a U.S.-based airline to be eligible for reimbursement.
Special efforts will be made to recruit student participants who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines, and who are coming from diverse institutions. In making student travel grant decisions, students with accepted papers at the CoNEXT 2011 Student Workshop will be given higher priority. The committee prefers students who are not authors of a main conference paper or of a IoTSP or SWID workshop paper.
Application Process and Notification
The student should submit the following materials as PDFs:
- A resume.
- A cover letter:
- Briefly summarize how the student would benefit from attending CoNEXT 2011.
- Briefly summarize the student's research interests and accomplishments.
- Indicate whether the student has an accepted paper in the CoNEXT 2011 Student Workshop.
- Indicate whether the student is an underrepresented minority.
- Indicate the estimated travel costs (in U.S. dollars) to the conference.
- The student is in good academic standing.
- Why the student is in need of a travel grant.
- How CoNEXT will benefit the student's research progress.
|Application Deadline||Tursday, October 6, 2011, 11:59pm PDT (extended)|
|Notification||Thursday, October 13, 2011|