November 30 - December 3, 2010
Philadelphia, USA

Photo by Bob Krist for the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Student Travel Grants

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and SIGCOMM, CoNEXT 2010 will provide a limited number of grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the ACM CoNEXT 2010 Student Workshop.

Form and Amount of Support

The support is intended to defray, but not necessarily cover entirely, the costs of attending the conference/workshop. Reimbursement amounts will be determined in part by travel costs (consideration will be given for those who have higher travel costs).

The award will be handled via reimbursements. 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.


There are two categories of student travel grant: NSF, for which a restriction applies as given below, and SIGCOMM, for which no restriction exists on nationality or location of the student’s institution.

To qualify for the NSF Student Travel Grant, the applicant must be a US-based student, that is, a student attending universities in the US (but does not necessarily need to be a US citizen or permanent resident). As per NSF policy, US students will have to fly with a US-based carrier 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 posters or presentations at the ACM CoNext 2010 Student Workshop will be given higher priority. However, the Committee strongly prefers students who are not authors of a conference paper or of a ReArch or PRESTO workshop paper (the Committee believes the authors’ home organizations should cover costs for authors).

Application Process and Notification

Requests for travel support should be submitted by e-mail no later than Wednesday, 27th October 2010. E-mails should be addressed to the Travel Grants Chair Tommaso Melodia.

The student should submit the following materials (as PDFs):

1. A resume
2. A cover letter providing:

3. A supporting letter from the advisor stating

Important dates

Application Deadline Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (No extensions will be granted)
Notification Monday, November 1, 2010