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For both programs, the required documentation should be
to the Grant Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
The notification date is: July 12, 2006.
ACM SIGCOMM has created a travel grant to increase the geographic diversity of its flagship "Sigcomm Data Communications Festival". The grant sponsors selected attendees in their early career (at most five years of full-time, full-level [non-postdoc] post-PhD employment) from under-represented countries, based on need, distance to the conference venue, and impact of their attendance in increasing the diversity of conference participation.
Details on the documentation required for submissions are at: http://www.sigcomm.org/geodiversity.
The purpose of this program is to encourage graduate student participation at the conference by partially funding the travel costs of students who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Applications 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 for authors, costs should be covered by the advisor or university). 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. Normally, no more than one student will be funded from each school. ACM SIGCOMM encourages participation of women and under-represented minorities.
The maximum amount of support provided to each student is set by the committee basing on its own judgement, and it is intended to partially cover the student's travel (economy airfare) and registration. Lodging and meal expenses may or may not be partially covered depending on the total availability of funds.
The grants will be handled via reimbursement by check in US Dollars. 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 six to eight weeks after the documents are received. The details will be announced to the award recipients.
How to apply for student travel grants?
An application for a travel grant will consist of a letter (maximum of 2 pages, ascii or pdf only) from the student, and a recommendation letter from the student's advisor (maximum of 1 page, again ascii or pdf only). The letter from the student should:
- Indicate their affiliation and any other personal information the student feels is relevant to support their case.
- Include a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date, and plans for future research.
- Include a short (1/2 page max, format described below) vita, containing relevant coursework and grades.
- Include their estimated expenses in U.S. dollars for attending the conference (total, and breakdown by conference registration, travel, lodging, and meals). When computing your estimated budget, please use $450 as the figure for student registration.
- Confirm that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing (one sentence);
- 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 briefly why the student is in need of a travel grant.
email@example.com in ASCII (highly preferable), or PDF (US letter or A4, 11pt font, 1 inch margins). No other formats will be processed.