Call for Applications
SECON 2008 Student Travel Grant
SECON 2008 expects to receive a limited number of travel grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and other corporate patrons. The grants aim to support graduate students in U.S. and international academic institutions to attend the 5th IEEE SECON Conference in San Francisco from June 16 to 20. An important goal is to broaden participation in the conference by supporting students with interests in sensor, mesh, and ad hoc network research, who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Form and Amount of Support:
The support is intended to defray, but not necessarily to cover entirely, the costs of attending the conference. Reimbursements are expected to be around $900 in total, with some consideration for those who have higher travel costs.
The award will be handled via reimbursements. Each legitimate expense must be documented with an original official receipt (e.g., air ticket and hotel receipt). The reimbursement will be sent as a check via postal mail six to eight weeks after submitting the reimbursement forms and supporting receipts. Further details of the reimbursement procedure will be communicated to the award recipients.
How to Apply:
The applicant should send an application containing:
- A resume
- A letter that briefly summarizes the applicant's current research interests/accomplishments, along with a description of how SECON will benefit his/her professional development.
- A supporting letter from the advisor stating that (1) the student is in good academic standing in the PhD program, (2) why the student is in need of a travel grant, and (3) how SECON will benefit the student's research progress.
Applications should be submitted via the EDAS program: http://edas.info After logging into your account, please visit the "Travel Grants" tab, and follow the instructions. ASCII or pdf formats are strongly recommended.
Submission deadline: May 5, 2008, 11:59m, EST
Notification of award: approximately May 14, 2008
The goal of the travel student program is to broaden the participation of students from various universities. Women and minorities students, as well as students pursing their graduate studies in Minority Serving Institutions, such as, Historically Black Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and institutions that serve Pacific Islanders and persons with disabilities will be given preference when other qualifications are similar and any other criteria as appropriate will be used to encourage wider participation in the conference.
*** IMPORTANT: Please note that although we have every reason to expect that the funding is forthcoming, final approval by NSF for the travel grants is pending. Hence, it is possible, although very unlikely, that no award will be given due to unavailable funding.