Travel Grant

MobiCom 2023 Travel Grant Application

Grants are available for full-time students attending colleges and universities. 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

  • A CV that includes country of origin and country of residence.
  • SIGMOBILE student member number, if the student has one. A SIGMOBILE student membership costs $20 for one year and can be applied for here.
  • An application letter that includes:
    • The titles of any accepted MobiCom work (conference or workshop papers, posters, demonstrations, etc.)
    • Whether the student is a first-time attendee of MobiCom
    • If the student is not a first-time attendee of MobiCom, whether the student has received a MobiCom travel grant in the past
    • A brief summary of the student’s 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 attending the conference is important to the student
    • An estimate of the following costs of attending MobiCom 2023: transportation (e.g., airfare or driving mileage), hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these attendance costs. Transportation and hotel will only be covered for in-person attendees.
A recommendation letter from the advisor of the student applicant is also required. The letter should provide the following:
  • 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.
  • The impact of the MobiCom program material on the student's research progress.
  • Other benefits the student would derive from attending the conference.
  • A description of the student applicant's strengths and potential contributions to the mobile computing and networking field.
  • 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 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). Special consideration will be given to women, undergraduates, underrepresented minorities, and first-time attendees.

Important Dates



Application Submission Deadline          August 25, 2023, 11:59 PM EST (UTC-5:00)
Award Notification September 1, 2023
Deadline to Accept/Decline Travel Grant   September 3, 2023

Grants Requirements/Restrictions

  • The full application package (by the student and the advisor) should be received on or before Aug 25, 2023.
  • By accepting the travel grants, students are committing to submit a 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 2023. The only travel expenses that can be reimbursed are accommodation, advance conference registration, and transportation (airfare, driving, etc.).
  • 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.
  • For N2Women/Meta GeoDiversity Young Scholar program travel grants: These grants are available only for non-US female students from under-represented countries.
  • N2Women Regular Travel Grants aim to broaden participation of female students from universities traditionally underrepresented at MobiCom. The travel grant is available to all full-time students; priority will be given to women and other underrepresented communities.
  • In addition, there will be three student travel grants which are Sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through PRTR and the European Union-NextGenerationEU, for the promotion of telecommunications studies in Spain. For these grants, only students who had never been enrolled in a Spanish university are eligible. IMDEA Networks will handle payments (reimbursements) directly with the students after the conference. The students will have to provide receipts and proofs of payments.
For any inquiries, please reach out to the Student Travel Grant Co-Chairs: and