Student Travel Grant

MobiSys 2010 is pleased to provide travel support to selected US based graduate students to broaden the participation in our main conference and workshops. Travel support will provide up to $1000 per student to help cover the cost of the student's travel, lodging, meals, and conference registration fees. We encourage the participation from women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to PhD Forum participants and presenters at the main conference but we will also seriously consider applications from presenters of posters, demos, or papers at other MobiSys 2010 workshops. Travel support is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Applications for the travel award should be sent electronically as a PDF attachment to the Mobisys 2010 Travel Award Committee (mobisys2010.travel@gmail.com) by May 6th, 2010. Please make sure that you receive an electronic confirmation of your submission. An application should consist of the student's CV, a letter from the student, and letter from the student's advisor.

The letter from the student should include:

   1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date.
   2. A description of areas reflected in the MobiSys 2010 program that would impact the student's research.
   3. Importance of attending the conference to the student's research activities.

In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee. It should include:

   1. Confirmation that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing.
   2. The suitability of MobiSys 2010 program to the student's research area.
   3. Ways in which attending the conference would benefit the particular student.
   4. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
   5. The financial needs of the student in traveling to MobiSys 2010.

Applications will be reviewed by the MobiSys Travel Awards Committee, and the awards will be announced prior to the conference. Alternates will be notified in the event that a recipient declines. Late registration fees will be waved for travel grant awardees.