Student Travel Grants

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.

How to apply

Please submit the following required materials at this website

When to apply

Apply before August 25, 2014, 11:59 PM PDT (August 26, 2014, 6:59 AM GMT). Late applications will not be considered.

Decision notification will be sent out by September 1, 2014.

Selection criteria

The student statement/letter and advisor letter(s) weigh strongly in selecting students for an IMC travel grant. Generally, travel grants are awarded to PhD students pursuing research in areas of interest to IMC. We rarely consider terminal MS students and do not consider postdocs.

Beyond the criteria above, a number of additional factors are considered. Among those criteria giving priority to a student are:

The factors above represents our rough prioritization. We also take into account extenuating circumstances that are discussed in statements and letters.

Additional instructions/information

Please pay attention to the following details about the student travel grant application and reimbursement process:

Additional Note: Students applying for travel grants should ensure that they have the proper travel documents (i.e., visas) to enter Canada, and to return to their home institution after the conference. Please be aware that some flights to and from Canada have US-based connections, so a US entry visa may also be required in some cases.


IMC 2014 gratefully acknowledges the National Science Foundation (NSF) for sponsoring the student travel grant program for US-based graduate students, and our corporate sponsor support for non-US-based graduate students.