Student Travel Grants

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and AT&T, ACM CoNEXT 2009 will provide a limited number of grants to students to attend the main conference as well as to participate in the ACM CoNEXT 2009 Student Workshop.

Requests for travel support should be submitted via the CoNEXT 2009 Student Travel Grant Applications website by no later than Monday, 12th October 2009.

The student should submit the following material: A resume, as a PDF file, and a cover letter providing:

Each student should arrange for his/her nominator (or a faculty contact if the student does not yet have a nominator) to submit a letter of recommendation. The applicant must provide the nominator's contact email address in the application, and the nominator will receive an email request to submit the letter of recommendation. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the nominator's letter of recommendation is submitted by the due date -applications missing the nominator's letter of recommendation will not be considered.

The letter of recommendation from the nominator must:


Given the limited availability of travel grant support, the travel awards will not cover the full amount required to attend the conference and the student workshop. In particular, conference and workshop registration costs will not be covered, while hotel and flight expenses will be covered to the extent possible. Award amounts are expected to not exceed $1000. As most of the student travel funding support comes from NSF, as per NSF policy, US students will have to fly with a US-based carrier to be eligible for reimbursement.

Strongest consideration will be given to applications that can both demonstrate need for the travel grant, and willingness to complement the grant through other sources. CoNEXT encourages the participation of women and under-represented minorities.

In making Student Travel Grant decisions, students with accepted posters or presentations at the ACM CoNext 2009 Student Workshop will be prioritized. However, the Committee strongly prefers students who are not authors of a conference paper or of a ReArch or U-NET workshop paper (the Committee believes the authors' home organizations should cover costs for authors).

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2009.
Notification: Travel awards will be announced on or around Friday, October 23, 2009.

Those students who have been awarded a travel grant must complete the ACM Reimbursement Request Form and return it to ACM as per the administrative procedure outlined in their Award Letter.

Questions regarding the Student Travel Grants may be addressed to the Student Travel Grant Chairs Arun Venkataramani ( and Luis Costa (


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