Student Travel Grant Opportunities

The IEEE INFOCOM 2011 conference is pleased to announce the availability of the following type of student travel grants:
  • A. Travel grants sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society
  • B. NSF travel grant opportunity for US-based students, pending NSF´s support

  • C. Travel Grants Sponsored by the Euro-NF NoE.

Following the application guidelines below, a student may ask to be considered for any number of these three categories in which he/she is eligible. The following restrictions apply:
  • These student travel grants are sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Applications are invited from qualified full-time engineering graduate students. To qualify a student must (i) be a valid member of the COMSOC at the time of application; (ii) live outside of the Region where this conference will take place (Region 10), that is, residents of Asia and Pacific are not eligible; (iii) be an author who will present an accepted paper at this Conference; (iv) not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.
  • If U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) supports this type of student travel grants, qualified graduate students should be a co-author of a paper accepted by INFOCOM 2011, or the INFOCOM 2011 Mini-Conference, and be studying in accredited U.S. institutions. Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on the valid receipts) for their expenses after the conference is over. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed by this type of support if granted!
  • Travel Grants Sponsored by the Euro-NF Applications are invited from universities and research centers associated with Euro-NF. This travel grant will be allocated with high priority to, but is not restricted to, students and authors. To qualify you must: (i) Be a member of the Euro-NF team in a participating University and/or research center at the time of application. Here is a list of qualifying institutions: (ii) Not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.

Application Procedure

An application for a student travel award will consist of:

1. A letter from the student, including paper title if the paper has been accepted for INFOCOM 2011, or the INFOCOM 2011 Mini-Conference.

2. The student's vita.

3. A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.

4. An estimate of the following costs of attending INFOCOM: airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs of attending INFOCOM 2011.

5. The type(s) of travel grant the student is applying for (A or B if available).

The letter from the student should include (at most 1 page):

1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date

2. A description of areas reflected in the INFOCOM 2011 program that would impact the student's research, and a statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.

The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:

1. Confirmation that the student is a bona fide Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good academic standing at the given institution.

2. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.

3. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

Applicants should upload their applications through EDAS (after login to EDAS, click on the "Travel Grants" tab). Applicants should send their application materials as a single PDF file, following the instructions in the Travel Grants section on INFOCOM 2011 site.


Application deadline: 6 February 2011 at 23:59 ET

Application deadline for Euro-NF travel grants: 15 February 2011 at 23:59 ET

Notification deadline: 20 February 2011 at 23:59 ET

Awardee acceptance deadline: 1 March 2011 at 23:59 ET


1. Should I merge my advisor's recommendation letter with my application together to submit to EDAS?

Yes. Every applicant should submit all application materials as a single PDF file to EDAS, which includes all required items listed in the "Application Procedure" section described here.

2. Should the advisor's recommendation letter be also in PDF?

Yes. It should be an item in the single application file in PDF submitted by the student applicant.

3. If my advisor prefers submitting the recommendation letter separately from my application, what should I do?

Please ask your advisor to contact Dr. Weiyi Zhang (a STG co-chair) via email (Weiyi.Zhang AT ndsu DOT edu) for an alternative way to submit the recommendation letter.

4. Is it OK that the letter of recommendation is separately submitted to EDAS for my application?

Yes, we will review it if your recommender has chosen to upload the recommendation letter to EDAS separately for your application.


If your question is not addressed in the FAQ section, please contact Dr. Weiyi Zhang (Weiyi.Zhang AT ndsu DOT edu).



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