MobiCom 2018 / New Delhi, India / Oct-Nov, 2018
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 Student Travel Grant 

 


Application Deadline: 23:59 EST, September 7th, 2018

The 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2018) is pleased to announce travel grants for students to attend the conference and its co-located workshops to be held in New Delhi, India, Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2018.

   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 the following material to mobicom18stg@googlegroups.com.

  1. The student's CV including country of origin and country of residence
  2. 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 2018: 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 mobicom18stg@googlegroups.com directly by the advisor.

   Selection Criteria 

Selection will be based on student merit qualifications (e.g., paper authorship) and financial need (e.g., 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: September 7th, 2018 (23:59 EST)
Travel Grant Award Notification: September 10th, 2018
Deadline to Accept/Decline Travel Grant Award: September 12th, 2018 (23:59 EST)

   Grant Requirements/Restrictions 

  • The full application package (by the student and the advisor) should be received on or before 23:59 EST, September 7th, 2018.
  • 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 2018. The only travel expenses that can be reimbursed are accommodation, advance conference registration, and airfare.


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