NSF Student Travel Grant

Application Deadline: February 24, 2014

The Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom 2014) is pleased to announce travel grants for US-based students to attend PerCom 2014 conference and co-located events (Workshops, Ph.D. Forum, WiP, Poster, Demo sessions, etc.) to be held in Budapest, Hungary on March 24-28, 2014. Funds for this travel support have been provided by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

This funding is available only for full time students attending US colleges and universities. Minority and women students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. Although student authors will be given higher 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 Monday, February 24, 2014.

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 2014, student status, and location you will be traveling from.

  3. Upload the above documents, along with your two-page CV, on EDAS. After logging into EDAS, click the "Travel Grant" tab at your EDAS home page, and then select "NSF Student Travel Grant for PerCom 2014".

Please note that the PerCom conference may not be able to reimburse you for all of your travel expenses due to limited budget. Eligible expenses 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 and meals. 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 $800-$1,000 per student. For any questions, please contact the IEEE PerCom 2014 US Travel Grant Chair, Sajal K. Das, at sdas@mst.edu.


Important Dates

  • February 24, 2014: Complete Application Deadline (via EDAS)
  • March 3, 2014: Award Decisions Made
  • March 24-28, 2014: IEEE PerCom Conference and Affiliated Events