- CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2009 NSF TRAVEL MATCHING GRANT FUNDS:
Ravi Akella, Missouri University of Science and Technology
David Cape, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Hung-fu Chang, University of Southern California
Qichang Chen, University of Wyoming
Kevin Fairbanks, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ayman Faza, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Jing Lin, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ying Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mohammad Tanviruzzaman, Marquette University
Shucai Xiao, Virginia Tech
- COMPSAC 2009 STUDENT TRAVEL MATCHING GRANTS: GUIDELINES
COMPSAC 2009 has recently obtained funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation to provide matching-based partial travel support for PhD student attendees from any US university; students holding J-1 or F-1 visas are also eligible. Each recipient will receive up to $1,200 to defray documented expenses for travel, food and lodging for three nights. While preference will be given to applicants who are participating in the doctoral symposium, or have a paper accepted by COMPSAC 2009,* participation and/or acceptance of a paper are not sufficient justifications. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants who can provide matching funds from their advisor, institution, or local government. Our goal is to optimize the use of NSF funding to maximize student attendance to COMPSAC 2009. Female students and students from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. All students receiving awards must register for the conference. NSF funds cannot be used for registration.
An application for the student travel award must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org using pdf attachments by April 30. An application packet should contain:
- recent curriculum vita
- a cover letter containing: (1) description of how attendance at COMPSAC will benefit the student’s research; (2) brief summary of research interests and accomplishments (publications); (3) budget outlining how the matching grant will be spent; 4) a commitment to send a trip report (describing their experiences at the conference, and how the travel award helped their participation) immediately after the conference, if the travel grant is awarded.
- a letter from the student’s PhD supervisor certifying that the student is a PhD student in good standing and commenting on the strengths and potential research contributions of the student. The PhD supervisor should confirm that matching funds will be available to the applicant.
Selection & Acceptance:
A selection committee of 3 conference organizers will make the final selection. Target notification date to awardees is May 5. Recipients will be required to indicate their acceptance of the award and confirm their conference registration by May 15. The trip report will be required immediately after the conference, no later than 7/31/2009.
*It has been COMPSAC policy that all accepted papers must register with full member-rate registration fee ($680 for 2009), even with student author(s).