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 2002 thanks SIGCOMM, CISCO and the NSF 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 from authors). Poster authors, however, are encourages 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:
Ion Stoica, Chair, University of California at Berkeley
Sally Floyd, ICIR
Ed Knightly, Rice University
Srinivasan Seshan, Carnegie Mellon University
Karen Sollins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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:
- Specify why the student believes he or she would benefit from attending the ACM SIGCOMM 2002 conference.
- Include a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date, contain a description of areas reflected in the SIGCOMM 2002 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: Ion Stoica (firstname.lastname@example.org) in ASCII (highly preferable), PostScript or PDF format ONLY. Important Dates: Application submission deadline, June 21, 2002 Notification data, July 15, 2002 Acceptance confirmation, July 22, 2002 (Recipients will be required to accept the grant by this date, so that alternates can be notified in the event that a recipient declines. The early notification will assist in finding cheaper airline tickets).