NSF Sponsored Student Travel Grant

The Tenth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom 2012 – www.percom.org) is pleased to provide (partial) travel grants for students to attend the conference and co-located events (Workshops, Ph.D. Forum, Demo session) to be held in Lugano, Switzerland on March 19-23, 2012. Funds for this travel support have been provided to PerCom by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) – www.nsf.gov.

This funding is available only for full time students attending US colleges and universities (not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents). Minority and women students from diverse institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. Although student authors will be given priority for travel awards, however, this is not a requirement. Post-doctoral students may also be considered for support on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible, US based students (henceforth referred to as “you”) must apply via EDAS no later than January 30, 2012.

To apply for this travel support, please do the following:

  1. Obtain a letter from your advisor/professor confirming that:

    • You are currently a graduate (research) student in good standing, working in areas related to pervasive computing.

    • You will be attending the entire PerCom conference (workshops, if appropriate).

    • The remainder of your travel support will be covered (indicate how).

  2. Write a personal statement describing your research interests and how you wish to benefit from attending PerCom 2012, student status, and location you will be traveling from.

  3. Upload the above documents, along with your two-page CV, on EDAS (http://edas.info) as part of the PerCom 2012 (U.S. NSF supported travel grant for students).

Please note that the PerCom conference may not be able to reimburse you for all of your travel expenses due to limited budget. Expenses that are eligible for reimbursement include advance student registration, hotel, and travel (air, car, or train). Expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement include regular and/or on-site registration, meals, and local transportation (taxis, shuttles, parking, etc.). Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that are sent only after the completion of the conference and receipt of all required documentation and receipts. The reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards and distance traveled, and will be capped at $1,200 per student.

For any questions, please contact the IEEE PerCom 2012 Travel Award Chair, Sajal K. Das, at das[at]uta[dot]edu.

Important Dates:

Complete Application deadline (via EDAS) : January 30, 2012

Award Decisions extended: February 10, 2012

PerCom Conference/Workshops: March 19-23, 2012

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