of the program is to encourage graduate student participation at the
conference by partially or fully funding the travel costs of students
who would otherwise be unable to attend. SIGCOMM 2004 thanks the
National Science Foundation and HP Labs for funding the program this
are accepted from students at degree granting institutions throughout
the world. The committee strongly prefers to give grants to students
who are not paper authors (the committee believes that the advisor or
university should cover costs from authors). Poster authors, however,
are encouraged to apply. Other criteria will include evidence of a
serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and
project experience. In most cases, no more than one student will be
funded from each school. ACM SIGCOMM encourages participation of women
and under-represented minorities.
of support provided to each student is intended to cover the student's
travel (economy airfare), registration, lodging at the conference hotel
(four nights based on double occupancy), food, and local
transportation. The breakdown of costs will differ based on the
location of the recipient and is not expected to exceed $1000 for U.S.
based students and $1600 for students from outside the U.S.
award will be handled via reimbursement. For any expense that is
covered, a receipt is required. An expense report form and other
required forms will have to be turned in after the conference. The
reimbursement will be sent as check via mail four to eight weeks after
the documents are received. Details will be announced to the award
recipients of the travel grants will be decided by the student travel
- Tilman Wolf, Chair (University of
Massachusetts at Amherst)
- Christos Papadopoulos (University of
- Prashant Shenoy (University of
Massachusetts at Amherst)
- Marcel Waldvogel (IBM Research
application for a travel grant will consist of a letter from the
student and a recommendation letter from the student's advisor. The
letter from the student should
- indicate their affiliation and any
other personal information the student feels is relevant to support
- indicate specifically any items
regarding this year's conference (e.g., paper topics) that would favor
their receipt of the grant over other applicants.
- include a brief summary of research
interests and accomplishments to date, contain a description of areas
reflected in the SIGCOMM 2004 program that would impact the student's
- include a short (1/2 page) vita,
containing relevant coursework and grades.
the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the
committee. This letter should
- confirm that the student is a Ph.D.
candidate in good standing,
- indicate why the student would
benefit from attending the conference,
- elaborate on the strengths and
potential contributions of the student,
- indicate current funding status, or
explain why the student is in need of a travel grant.
application and recommendation letters by e-mail to: email@example.com
in ASCII (highly preferable), PostScript, or PDF format ONLY.
- June 28, 2004, 17:00 EDT Application
- July 7, 2004 Notification date
- July 14, 2004 Acceptance confirmation
will be required to accept the grant by this date, so that alternates
can be notified in the event that a recipient declines. The early
notification will assist in finding cheaper airline tickets.
further questions, please contact Tilman Wolf (firstname.lastname@example.org).