Guidelines for IMC 2003 Student Travel Grant Applicants

  1. Required documents: (1) a resume (2) a short (1 or 2 paragraph) supporting statement, and (3) a letter from your advisor (or a faculty contact if you do not yet have an advisor). If you have an accepted paper be sure to indicate if you will be presenting the paper.

  2. September 5, 2003, 5PM EDT, is the HARD deadline. Late applications will NOT be considered. Email applications to bala@research.att.com. Resume should be in ASCII, PostScript, or PDF  *ONLY*. Other formats will be IGNORED. Supporting statement and advisor's (short) letter should be in ASCII only.

    Decision notification will be sent out by September 22, 2003.

  3. Stipends are issued by check drawn on a US bank. We will not be able to cash your check at the conference. Please be sure you will be able to make arrangements to cash the check on your own. We suggest you contact your bank for assistance.

  4. Please provide complete contact information. We will need to have your current mailing address and, for students at U.S. institutions, your Social Security number, so that if you receive a stipend, your check will reach you in a timely manner. (Please take into account any address changes you may have near the time of the stipend deadline, for example due to school breaks.) You will be notified via email, so make sure your email address is correct on your application.

  5. You have to be a student at the time of attending IMC 2003 in order to qualify for a travel grant.

  6. Preference is given to:
    1. students who have accepted papers at IMC 2003
    2. students who submitted a paper to IMC 2003 that was not accepted
    3. other students whose primary area of research is aligned to IMC
    Students from institutions not traditionally represented at IMC will be given preference within the categories.

  7. The stipend will be a single cash amount. The expectation will be that it will cover air fare, shared hotel accommodation, and registration. In some cases it may not meet this goal since our desire is to maximize participation by students.

  8. The decision on student travel grant is made by the IMC Steering Committee; all decisions are final.

  9. We are indebted to the various sponsoring organizations of IMC 2003: Cisco, the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Research, SIGCOMM, Sprint Laboratories, and USENIX, for their generous contributions that have enabled us to give student travel grants and keep registration affordable.