Student travel grants

We are pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to attend PerCom 2020 and co-located events (Workshops, Ph.D. Forum, WiP, Poster, Demo sessions, etc.) to be held in Austin, Texas on March 23-27, 2019. Underrepresented minority and women students from diverse institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. In some cases, postdoctoral researchers who are recent graduates may also be considered.

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

  1. Obtain a letter of support from your advisor/professor stating:
    • that you are currently a student in good standing working on research in areas related to pervasive computing;
    • the institution, including country, at which you are currently enrolled;
    • that you will be attending the entire PerCom conference (including workshops, if appropriate); and
    • how any travel or attendance costs associated with attending PerCom that are not covered by the travel grant will be covered otherwise.
  2. Write a short personal statement describing your research interests and how you intend to benefit from attending PerCom 2020. Please also include your student status (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, how far from graduation, etc.), whether you have a contribution in the PerCom conference or a co-located event, what your IEEE member number is, and the location from which you will travel to the conference.
  3. Submit both of these, along with a two page CV via EDAS before February 5, 2020.

Please note that the PerCom conference will likely not be able to reimburse you for all of your travel expenses due to limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include conference registration, hotel, and travel (air, car, or train). Expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement include 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. Recipients of travel grants will be required to check in daily at the conference as proof of attendance.

A few grants will be awarded, and the amount of each grant is anticipated to be between US$500 and US$1000 (depending on number of applications). For any questions, please contact the IEEE PerCom 2020 General Chair, Christine Julien (

Funding for travel grants for non-US based students has been provided by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC). 

Important Dates:

  • February 5, 2020: Application Deadline (via EDAS)
  • February 7, 2020: Award Decisions Made
  • February 14, 2020: Award Registration Deadline
  • March 23-27, 2020: IEEE PerCom Conference and Affiliated Events


For any Information about the conference, please contact the General Chair.

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