Student Travel Grants
by NSF and SAP
Travel Grants are now available for IPSN 2008. Each grant includes:
- Conference registration waiver
- Reimbursement for 2 nights of
hotel accommodations up to a maximum of a total for the two nights of
$389. This amount equals the cost of a two night stay with tax at the
conference hotel at the IPSN 2008 conference rate. Note that an original
receipt must be submitted after the conference in order for a
reimbursement to be provided. Students selected for Travel Grants will be
notified regarding reimbursement application procedures.
- Application Deadline: March 14
- Notification of Acceptance: March 21
selection for the travel grants will be in accordance with the following
- The applicant must be a current
graduate student at a recognized US institution of higher
- The applicant'
field of study must be related to IPSN (IP and/or SPOTS track topics).
- Travel grants will be awarded
according to a financial need basis. Students who are well-funded and have
ample means of covering their travel should not apply.
- Preference is given to women and
underrepresented minority students in Engineering and in the broad field
of Computer and Information Science and Engineering.
- Travel grants are given preferably
to individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial
constraints. Authors of accepted papers who typically will plan to attend
anyway are discouraged from applying unless they have special
circumstances. (Such applications will receive consideration after all
need-based applications have been considered.)
- Students from under-represented
states and institutions are specifically encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
student applicant must send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the e-mail must be IPSN 2008 TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION (in uppercase letters). This
e-mail must include the student's faculty advisor in the cc list. The e-mail
must include the following information:
student must include in the e-mail a narrative of 500 - 750 words describing
(1) The importance of IPSN (IP and/or SPOTS track research is relevant to the
student's research, and (2) why the student consider themselves eligible for a
travel grant under the criteria outlined above.
applications will be examined and ranked. The top applicants will receive award
letters (by e-mail) informing them of the acceptance decision.