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SIGCOMM '99 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 the conference.

Who Should Apply

Any graduate student in good standing, regardless of nationality, or any other criteria, except as noted, should apply. Although no more than one student will be accepted from any single school, the decisions will be based as much as possible on both what the student may get from the conference and what the student may bring to the conference.

Student authors of SIGCOMM papers are not eligible to apply. (It is the conference's view that advisors should pay for student authors to attend.)

How to Apply

Applications and supporting letters for a student travel grant should be emailed to Jayanta Dey, as soon as possible, and no later than 16 July, 1999.

We have extended the deadline for Student Travel Grant Applications past the orginal deadline of 18 June. However, to encourage/enable students to get the best airfares, the Student Travel Grant Committee will review applications as they are received, and will start issuing the Travel Grants starting the first week of July.

Applications should include:

  1. A letter from the student: the student should indicate why she or he believes attending SIGCOMM '99 would be useful for the student's research or career.
  2. Student's school: because we have several sources of funding we need to be able to distinguish those students in US schools from all others. Be sure to include some reference to the country of your school.
  3. Airfare: the price of round-trip, "tourist class" airfare in US dollars from the student's city to Boston (where the conference will be held).
  4. A letter from the student's advisor: a letter of recommendation to the committee, indicating why the advisor believes the student would benefit from attending ACM SIGCOMM '99 and confirming the student is a doctoral candidate in good standing. A word to advisors writing such letters: if you are writing more than one letter, they are not valuable as recommendations unless they distinguish among the students.

Student Travel Award Committee

Jayanta Dey (Chair)
Per Gunningberg
Craig Pertridge