Student Travel Grants to SIGCOMM 2012
Following on from yesterday’s blog about the SIGCOMM 2012 Conference is news that this year the Conference Organizing Committee are providing travel support to as many conference attendees as possible, from graduate students to post-doctoral scholars. The amount of support depends on the type of attendee and available funding. Attendees from around the world are encouraged to apply.
Funding is available for students studying in EINS partner institutions. To qualify, a student must be a member of the EINS partner university and/or research centre at the time of application. Stavroula Maglavera has asked that the deadline for applications (1 June) to be moved back so that EINS members can apply.
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
- Preference will be given to applicants that do not present a paper in the conference. The rationale for this criterion is that the participation costs for a presenting author should be covered by their home institution.
- Students presenting posters are encouraged to apply though. The rationale is to support the participation of students who do not present papers but contribute to the conference in other ways.
- Evidence of a serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and/or project experience, will be required. Advanced students close to graduation or in the job market will also be given priority, when possible.
- We also encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities. Special attention will be given to applicants from minority-serving institutions.
- After giving priority to the above criteria, (co-)authors of papers may be considered but will be given lower priority. The rationale is to support people that contribute to the conference and cannot attend otherwise due to budget or other constraints. (An example is a student who is a second author but does not present and would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. Another example is a postdoc who presents work with a past affiliation or without affiliation and thus is not supported neither by its past nor by its current institution. In both cases, the applicant and the letter-writer should explain in their letters why it is impossible to support the applicant from other sources.)
For more information and for how to apply, please visit the conference website at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2012/travel_grant.php
Submission deadline for all programmes: 1 June 2012
Award notification: 22 June 2012
Deadline to accept/decline the award: 29thJune 2012