Student Travel Grants
ACM NanoCom 2021 is pleased to announce the availability of several student travel grants sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
To qualify for this travel grant, the applicant must be studying in an accredited US institution.
Student recipients will be reimbursed after the conference for a refund of the Registration Fees (Virtual Conference).
All recipients of the student travel grants are required to register by August 15, 2021 at the appropriate rate (Early Registration).
The final award is contingent upon the recipient showing a proof of registration and the receipt.
In order to be considered for this travel grant, students DO NOT need to have a paper accepted in the conference. Preference will be given to undergraduate/graduate students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
- First-time participants in the conference;
- Undergraduate students or students in early stages of their graduate studies without alternate means of support;
- Students from underrepresented minority groups or minority-serving institutions that are not traditionally represented in NanoCom;
- Students who have not received NSF travel grants before.
Fractions of award reserved for special categories
- 25% of the Total Awarded Funds are reserved for first-time attendees to NanoCom who do not have a paper accepted to the conference.
Undergraduates and beginning graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply;
- 25% of the Total Awarded Funds are reserved for under-represented groups (women, minorities and people with disabilities), who do not need to have paper accepted to the conference.
An application for a student travel grant consists of the following documents:
- A request letter from the student (see below);
- The student's Curriculum Vitae;
- A recommendation letter from the student's faculty advisor;
- The exact conference registration fees that the students will pay. It is anticipated that travel grants will cover these overall costs.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
The letter from the student should be at most one page and include the following information:
- Whether the student has an authored paper being accepted by ACM NanoCom 2021 and the paper title (this is not a requirement to be selected for the travel award, but will determine whether the applicant is in one of the special categories defined above);
- A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date; students should demonstrate a serious interest in networking, through their course work and projects;
- A description of areas reflected in the ACM NanoCom 2021 program that would impact the student’s research;
- A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.
The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:
- Confirmation that the student is an undergraduate/graduate student in good academic standing;
- The suitability of the ACM NanoCom 2021 program material to the student’s study/research areas;
- Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference;
Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described above.
After login to EDAS, click on the “Travel Grants" tab, look for a conference called "ACM NanoCom'21", and then submit the application. Direct link to the submission page is https://edas.info/G.php?g=675
||August 10, 2021 at 23:59 EST
||August 12, 2021
|Awardee Acceptance Deadline
||August 14, 2021