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NSF Student Travel Grant

The ACM MobiHoc 2023 is pleased to announce the availability of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) travel grant opportunity for US-based students. To qualify, a student must be a full-time student at US institutions. MobiHoc 2023 may fully or partially cover the travel and registration costs for the selected applicants, depending on the number of applications and the travel cost of individuals. Non-author students and students in underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

All full-time undergraduate or graduate students from US institutions may apply, regardless of their citizenship/visa status. We encourage those who do not have a paper in the conference, but wish to attend, to apply. We anticipate funding for approximately 15 students at a rate of up to $1,200 per student. Priorities will be given to under-represented groups and those non-author students who would not be able to attend the conference without this support. Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on receipts) after the conference. In order to have their airfare to be reimbursed, students must book their flights from US-based carriers.

Submission Instructions

An application for a travel grant should be sent to the student travel grants chairs Huacheng Zeng hzeng@msu.edu and Morteza Hashemi mhashemi@ku.edu by email as a single PDF file, with the subject “Application to NSF Student Travel Grant for 2023 ACM MobiHoc.” Applications for funding should be submitted before September 1, 2023.

Application Materials

An application for a student travel grant will consist of the following documents, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. A request letter from the student (see below).
  2. The student’s Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A recommendation letter from the student’s graduate advisor.
  4. An estimate of the following costs of attending MobiHoc: airfare, hotel, and registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs.

Letter from the student

A letter from the student should include the following information. (1) A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date; students should demonstrate a serious interest in networking, through their course work and projects. (2) A description of areas reflected in the MobiHoc 2023 program that would impact the student’s research. (3) A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student. The paper title should be included in the letter if the student is the presenting author of a paper that has been accepted by MobiHoc 2023. Student authors from accepted posters, demos, and workshop papers are also encouraged to apply.

Letter from the student’s advisor

A recommendation letter from the student’s advisor includes the following information. (1) The suitability of the MobiHoc 2023 program material to the student’s research area. (2) Ways this particular person would benefit from attendance at the conference. (3) The strengths and potential contributions of the applicant. (4) Committing to covering the cost of travel in excess of the travel grant.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered. The supported students have to submit their travel receipts after the MobiHoc symposium, including airfare receipt (with a copy of boarding pass) and hotel receipt.