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:
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.
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.
of the travel grants will be decided by a committee including
chair, University of Southern California, USA
Polly Huang, ETH, Switzerland
Vern Paxon, ACIRI,
Mary Baker, Stanford,
Jon Crowcroft, UCL,
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
In addition, the student's
advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee,
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.
Send application and
recommendation letters by e-mail to Christos Papadopoulos firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.