IMC 2011 gratefully acknowledges NSF for sponsoring the Student Travel
Grants (STG) program for US-based graduate students and corporate
sponsor support for non-US-based graduate students. The purpose of
this program is to encourage graduate student participation at the
conference by funding the travel cost for students who would otherwise
be unable to attend. Note that preference is given to students from
institutions not traditionally represented at IMC.
A resume with complete contact information and correct
A short personal statement (1 or 2 paragraphs, no more than 1
page) that include information that the applicant feel is relevant to
support his/her case, e.g., why the conference attendance is
important to the applicant's research and career development.
It *must* include the estimated expenses for attending the conference
(total, and breakdown by conference registration, travel, lodging, and
meals). If you will be unable to attend IMC without a travel
grant, please explain why this is the case.
A letter from your advisor (or a faculty contact if you do
not yet have an advisor), which should (i) confirm the applicant's
good standing in the institution; (ii) explain why the applicant would
benefit from attending IMC as well as how he/she could contribute to
the conference; and (iii) explain the current funding status and why
the applicant is in need of the travel grant.
This letter can be sent separately to the email address listed on the
application site if your advisor/contact prefers.
Resume, statement, and letter should be uploaded in PDF only.
When to apply
September 1, 2011, 11:55 p.m. PDT, is the HARD
deadline. Late applications will NOT be considered.
Decision notification will be sent out by September 15, 2011.
Please pay attention to the following details about the STG application
and reimbursement process:
You must be a student at the time of attending IMC 2011 to qualify
for a travel grant.
Please provide complete contact information. We will need
to have your current mailing address. (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.
Use of Conference Hotel: It is not necessary for a
recipient of an IMC student travel grant to stay in the conference
hotel, but reimbursement for lodging can only be made to those who
stay in the conference hotel.
Use of US-carriers: For US-based
students, please follow NSF's policies regarding the use of
U.S. vs. Foreign-Flag Air Carriers (see Article 13. Travel. item c & d
in the NSF Research Terms & Conditions).
The expectation is that a student travel grant will significantly
offset air fare, shared hotel accommodation, and registration. It may
not fully cover these expenses, however, since our desire is to
maximize participation by students. In order to obtain reimbursement,
you must provide IMC with your original receipts for air fare and
Stipends are issued by check drawn on a U.S. 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.
NOTE to travel grant recipients: The reimbursement process
can take on the order of several months so please be patient! We may
also need your Social Security number (on the reimbursement form), so
that your check will reach you in a timely manner.
The decision on student travel grants is made by the IMC Steering
Committee; all decisions are final.