IPSN Student Travel Grants

Sponsored by NSF and SAP



Student 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.


Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 14
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 21



Student selection for the travel grants will be in accordance with the following guidelines:


  • The applicant must be a current graduate student at a recognized US institution of higher education.
  • 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


The student applicant must send an e-mail to kaiser@ee.ucla.edu. 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:






Advisor Name:

Research Topic:

Degree Sought:


The 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.


The applications will be examined and ranked. The top applicants will receive award letters (by e-mail) informing them of the acceptance decision.