ACM CoNEXT 2013Travel Grant

Student Travel Grants

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), SIGCOMM, and corporate supporters , CoNEXT 2013 will provide a limited number of travel grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the CoNEXT 2013 Student Workshop.


Form and Amount of Support

The support is intended to defray, but not entirely cover, the costs of attending the conference and workshop. At this point, we are still estimating what the awards will be. The final amount will be determined before notifications are made. Only registration, shared conference room, and airfare will qualify for reimbursement. The award will be handled via reimbursements. The specific way will depend on the source of the travel grant, for example, some travel grants will be reimbursed through an NSF grant and some through ACM directly. 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 2013 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

Due to some technical issues with the submission server, which we expect to be resolved soon, we extended the submission deadline to Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:59pm EST.

Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 10, 2013, 11:59pm EST. If you have any questions, please address them to Mohamed Ali Kaafar, or Vyas Sekar.


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 2013.
    • Briefly summarize your research interests and accomplishments.
    • Indicate whether you have submitted a paper to CoNEXT 2013 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 Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:59pm EST
Notification Thursday, October 17, 2013