MobiCom 2017 / Utah, USA / October, 2017
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 Student Travel Grant 

 



Travel Grants supported by the National Science Foundation and SigMobile
Application Deadline: 23:59 AoE, August 25th, 2017

The 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2017) is pleased to announce travel grants for students to attend the conference and its co-located workshops to be held in Snowbird, Utah, USA, October 16 - 20, 2017. Funds for these travel grants are provided by NSF and SIGMOBILE.

   Travel Grant Application 

Grants are available only for full-time students attending colleges and universities in and outside of the US. Women, undergraduates and underrepresented minority students are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply for a travel grant, the student applicant should send following material to mobicom17stg@googlegroups.com.

  1. The student's CV including country of origin and country of residence
  2. SIGMOBILE student member number, if you have one. SIGMOBILE student membership costs $5 for one year. You can apply here.
  3. An application letter which should include:
    • The title of his/her accepted MobiCom work (conference/workshop paper, poster or demo, finalist mobile app contest entry) - if the student is an author
    • Whether he/she is a first-time attendee to MobiCom
    • A brief summary of the student research interests and accomplishments to date
    • A description of areas reflected in the MobiCom program that would impact the student's research
    • A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student
    • An estimate of the following costs of attending MobiCom 2017: airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these attendance costs.

A recommendation letter from the advisor of the student applicant is also required. The letter should provide the following:

  1. A confirmation that the student is a bona fide Ph.D. candidate or a M.Sc./B.Sc. student in good academic standing at the given institution.
  2. The impact of the MobiCom program material on the student’s research progress.
  3. Other benefits the student would derive from attending the conference.
  4. A description of the student applicant's strengths and potential contributions to the mobile computing and networking field.
  5. A statement of financial commitment to pay the remainder of the student applicant’s travel cost not covered by the grant.
The advisor's letter should be sent to mobicom17stg@googlegroups.com directly by the advisor.

   Selection Criteria 

Selection will be based on student merit qualifications (eg, paper authorship) and financial need (eg, travel distance/cost from home campus, availability of grant funds, etc). Priority will be given to women, undergraduates, underrepresented minorities, and first-time attendees.

   Important Dates 

Travel Grant Application Submission Deadline: August 25th, 2017 (23:59 AoE)
Travel Grant Award Notification: August 28th, 2017
Deadline to Accept/Decline Travel Grant Award: August 30th, 2016 (23:59 AoE)

   Grant Requirements/Restrictions 

  • The full application package (by the student and the advisor) should be received on or before 23:59 AoE, August 25th, 2017.
  • By accepting the travel grants students are committing to submit as summary of the experiences and outcomes of attending the conference.
  • Student travel grants are meant to partially cover the cost of attending and participating in MobiCom 2017. The only travel expenses that can be reimbursed are accommodation, advance conference registration, and airfare.
  • For NSF Grants: These grants are available only for full-time students attending US colleges and universities (not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents) AND for US citizens or permanent residents studying abroad.
  • Recipients of NSF travel awards must use US flag carriers.


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