SIGCOMM 2001 is pleased to announce its Student Travel Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage graduate student participation at the conference by partially or fully funding the travel costs of students who would otherwise be unable to attend. SIGCOMM 2001 thanks Cisco and SIGCOMM for funding the program this year.

Who Should Apply:
Applications are accepted from students at degree granting institutions throughout the world. The committee strongly prefers to give grants to students who are not paper authors (the committee believes that the advisor or university should cover costs for authors). Poster authors, however, are encouraged to apply. Other criteria will include evidence of a serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and project experience. In most cases, no more than one student will be funded from each school. ACM SIGCOMM encourages participation of women and under-represented minorities.

What is Covered:
The amount of support provided to each student is intended to cover the student's travel (economy airfare), food and lodging for four nights. The breakdown of costs will differ based on the locations of the students.

Who Decides:
The recipients of the travel grants will be decided by a committee including
  • Christos Papadopoulos, chair, University of Southern California, USA 
  • Polly Huang, ETH, Switzerland 
  • Vern Paxon, ACIRI, USA 
  • Mary Baker, Stanford, USA 
  • Jon Crowcroft, UCL, UK
How to Apply:
An application for a travel grant will consist of a letter from the student and a recommendation letter from the student's advisor. The letter from the student should
  • indicate why the student believes he or she would benefit from attending the ACM SIGCOMM 2001 conference, 
  • contain a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date, 
  • description of areas reflected in the SIGCOMM 2001 program that would impact the student's research, 
  • have the student's vita attached, including relevant coursework and grades.
In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee,
  • confirming that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing, 
  • indicating why the advisor believes the student would benefit from attending the conference, 
  • giving the advisor's opinion about the strengths and potential contributions of the student.
Send application and recommendation letters by e-mail to Christos Papadopoulos in ASCII (highly preferable), PostScript or PDF format ONLY. Use the same e-mail address also for questions on the ACM SIGCOMM travel grant program.

 Important Dates:
A deadline of Friday, June 15, 2001 has been set for the receipt of applications, both for the letter of the student and of the advisor. The targeted notification date is July 13, 2001. Recipients will be required to accept the grant by July 20, 2001, so that alternates can be notified in the event that a recipient declines. The early notification will assist in finding cheaper airline tickets. 

Last Modified: March 28, 2001