The 21st ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

June 18 - June 22, 2023 • Helsinki, Finland

Call for Travel Grant Applicants

We are proud to announce that MobiSys 2023 will support conference attendance by students using travel grants.

Student Travel Grants

The purpose of this program is to encourage graduate student participation at the conference by funding the travel cost for students who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Eligibility: Applicants to this grant must be a student at the time of physically attending MobiSys 2023 to qualify.

Selection criteria: The student statement/letter and advisor letter(s) weigh strongly in selecting students for a travel grant. Generally, travel grants are awarded to PhD students pursuing research in areas of interest to MobiSys. We rarely consider masters students and do not consider postdocs.

Prioritisation order:

  1. Students from under-represented groups or institutions. Additionally, grants are spread across institutions, and the historical tendency is to award one travel grant per institution.
  2. Students who authored rejected MobiSys papers.
  3. Students who have not received a prior MobiSys travel grant.
  4. Student authors of accepted papers who will not themselves be speaking at the conference.
  5. Student who are co-authors of accepted posters.
  6. Students in early stages of their PhD studies without alternate means of support.

The factors above represent our rough prioritisation. We also take into account extenuating circumstances that are discussed in statements and letters. In addition to this, we prioritise equal representation and diversity.

Funding level: The expectation is that a student travel grant will significantly offset air fare, shared hotel accommodation, and registration. It may not fully cover these expenses, however, since our desire is to maximise participation by students.Thus, we strongly encourage students to seek alternative top-up funding.

Note for presenting student authors: we generally expect presenting authors to be sponsored by their institution, and will generally not consider presenting authors for travel grants. If, however, you would struggle to attend MobiSys without a travel grant because your institution cannot sponsor your travel, please indicate so clearly in your application.

How to Apply

Your application must include the following:

Additional Information

Please pay attention to the following details about the travel grant application and reimbursement process:

Important Dates

The application submission deadline is April 12th, 2023. The latest date of notification is May 18th, 2023. However, we will endeavour to provide notifications earlier, based on availability of sponsorship funding.


If you have any queries, please contact Gareth Tyson and Gang Wang.


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