Travel Grants

We are proud to announce that IMC 2018 is again able to support conference attendance by students with travel grants.

Student Travel Grants

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.

Eligibility: Applicants to this grant must be a student at the time of attending IMC 2018 to qualify.

Selection criteria: The student statement/letter and advisor letter(s) weigh strongly in selecting students for an IMC travel grant. Generally, travel grants are awarded to PhD students pursuing research in areas of interest to IMC. We rarely consider terminal MS students and do not consider postdocs.

Prioritization order:

  1. Students from under-represented groups or institutions. Additionally, grants are spread across institutions, and the historical tendency is to award one travel grant per institution.
  2. Students who authored rejected IMC papers.
  3. Students who have not received a prior IMC travel grant.
  4. Student authors of accepted papers who will not be speaking at the conference. For US-based students, we rarely consider those who will be speaking at the conference, believing they should be supported by their advisors/institutions. For non-US-based students, we tend to relax this requirement on occasion given the different funding models in other countries.

The factors above represent our rough prioritization. We also take into account extenuating circumstances that are discussed in statements and letters.

Funding level: 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.

How to Apply

The following information is needed:

Additional Information

Please pay attention to the following details about the travel grant application and reimbursement process:

Important Dates

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Application Submission September 18, 2018
Decision Notification September 21, 2018