December 10-13, 2012
Nice, France

ACM CoNEXT 2012Travel Grant

Student Travel Grants

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), SIGCOMM, and corporate supporters, CoNEXT 2012 will provide a limited number of travel grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the CoNEXT 2012 Student Workshop We expect to award 20 to 30 grants this year.

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 book via a U.S.-based airline carrier in order 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 2012 Student Workshop will be given higher priority. Please indicate in your submission material whether you have submitted to the Student Workshop The committee prefers students who are not authors of a main conference paper or of a workshop paper.

Application Process and Notification

Applications should be submitted no later than Monday, October 8, 2012, 11:59pm PDT at If you have any questions, please address them to

Applying students should submit the following materials as PDFs:

  1. A resume.
  2. A cover letter, including the following:
    • Briefly summarize how you would benefit from attending CoNEXT 2012.
    • Briefly summarize your research interests and accomplishments.
    • Indicate whether you have submitted a paper to CoNEXT 2012 Student Workshop
    • Indicate whether you belong to an underrepresented minority.
    • Indicate the estimated travel costs (in U.S. dollars) to the conference.
  3. A supporting letter from the academic supervisor confirming the following:
    • You are in good academic standing.
    • Why you are in need of a travel grant.
    • How CoNEXT will benefit your research progress.

Important Dates

Application Deadline Monday, October 8, 2012, 11:59pm PDT
Notification Thursday, October 18, 2012