Internet Measurement Conference 2009 Student Travel Grant Information
2009 gratefully acknowledges NSF for sponsoring the Student Travel Grants (STG)
program for US-based graduate students and corporate sponsor support for
non-US-based graduate students. The purpose of this program is to encourage
graduate student participation at the conference by funding the travel cost for
students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Note that preference is given
to students from institutions not traditionally represented at IMC.
How to apply
submit all the required application materials (listed below) electronically to
the following website: http://picasso.ece.ucdavis.edu/tgrp/.
- A resume
with complete contact information and correct email address.
- A short
personal statement (1 or 2 paragraphs, no more than 1 page) that
include information that the applicant feel is relevant to support his/her
case, e.g., why the conference attendance is important to the applicant's
research and career development.
It *must* include the estimated expenses for attending the conference
(total, and breakdown by conference registration (use $375), travel
(airfare depends on location), lodging (use $352 for 3 days in a shared
room), and meals). If you will be unable
to attend IMC without a travel grant, please explain why this is the case.
- A letter from
your advisor (or a faculty contact if you do not yet have an advisor),
which should (i) confirm the applicant's good
standing in the institution; (ii) explain why the applicant would benefit
from attending IMC as well as how he/she could contribute to the
conference; and (iii) explain the current funding status and why the
applicant is in need of the travel grant.
This letter can be sent separately if your advisor/contact prefers.
statement, and letter should be in ASCII, PDF or Postscript only.
When to apply
August 28, 2009, 11:55
p.m. PDT, is the HARD deadline. Late applications will NOT be considered.
Decision notification will be sent out by September 4, 2009.
pay attention to the following details about the STG application and
- You must be a
student at the time of attending IMC 2009 to qualify for a travel grant.
- Please provide
complete contact information. We will need to have your current
mailing address. (Please take into account any address changes you may
have near the time of the stipend deadline, for example due to school
breaks.) You will be notified via email, so make sure your email address
is correct on your application.
- Use of
Conference Hotel: It is not necessary for a recipient of an IMC
student travel grant to stay in the conference hotel.
- Use of
US-carriers: Note that NSF reimburses flights booked only on
- The expectation is that a student travel grant will
significantly offset air fare, shared hotel
accommodation, and registration. It may not fully cover these expenses,
however, since our desire is to maximize participation by students. In
order to obtain reimbursement, you must provide IMC with your original
receipts for air fare and hotel expenses.
- Stipends are
issued by check drawn on a U.S. bank. We will not be able to cash your
check at the conference. Please be sure you will be able to make
arrangements to cash the check on your own. We suggest you contact your
bank for assistance.
- NOTE to travel
grant recipients: The reimbursement process can take on the order of
several months so please be patient! We also need
your Social Security number, so that your check will reach you in a timely
- The decision on student travel
grants is made by the IMC Steering Committee; all decisions are final.
- Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org