[Om-announce] IEEE CNS 2015 Student Travel Grants - Deadline 08/25

Giovanni Livraga giovanni.livraga at unimi.it
Sun Aug 23 03:46:02 CEST 2015

IEEE CNS 2015 Student Travel Grants - Deadline 08/25

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
Florence, Italy
September 28-30, 2015
IEEE CNS 2015, along with NSF, ARO, IEEE, and other sponsors, 
would like to encourage student participation at the conference. 
With the support of NSF and ARO, CNS 2015 will be able to partially 
support the travel, accommodation, and registration costs of student 
registrants who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

All eligible applications will be considered, especially female 
and under-represented minority students. We also encourage those 
who do not have a paper in the conference, but wish to attend, 
to submit a travel grant application. The number and amount of 
awards will be determined based on the available funding and the 
applications received.


The IEEE CNS 2015 conference is pleased to announce the availability 
of the following types of student travel grants:
A. Travel grants sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.
B. NSF and ARO travel grant opportunity for US-based students.


Following the application guidelines below, a student may apply to one 
or both categories for which he/she is eligible. The eligibility criteria 
for each category are:
A. These student travel grants are sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. 
Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate students. To qualify, 
a student must (i) be a valid Student Member of the COMSOC at the time of 
application; (ii) be a full-time student registered toward a Bachelors, Masters, 
or Ph.D. degree in engineering or related field in a college or university when 
submitting the application; (iii) applicant may not receive more than one IEEE 
ComSoc STG in any 12-month period.
B. These student travel grants are sponsored by the U.S. National Science 
Foundation and Army Research Office. To qualify, a student must be a graduate 
student studying in an accredited U.S. institution at the time of attending CNS 
2015. Student recipients must submit valid receipts for reimbursement after the 
conference. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed by this type 
of support!


Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the 
format described below. Direct links to the submission pages of both types of 
grants is here: https://edas.info/G.php?g=495
An application for a student travel grant will consist of:
* A request letter from the student (see below).
* The student's CV.
* A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.
* Expected Expenses (broken down as registration, travel, and lodging). It is 
anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The request letter from the student should include the following information:
* Name
* Affiliation
* Address
* Type of student (PhD, MS, undergraduate, etc.)
* A clear indication of the type(s) of travel grant the student is applying 
  for (A and/or B)
* Number of years that the applicant have been a student in the current program, 
  and expected date of completion
* Name and email address of advisor
* Title and Authors of paper presenting at CNS 2015 conference, if applicable.
* A short statement (maximum 250 words) describing briefly why the student wants 
  to attend CNS 2015.
The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:
* Confirmation that student is a full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good 
  academic standing at the given institution.
* Explain how this particular student would benefit from attendance at the 
* The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
If an advisor prefers to submit the recommendation letter separately, please ask 
him/her to email it (pdf file) to the Student Travel Grant Chairs Walid Saad 
(walids at vt.edu) and Yingying Chen (yingying.chen at stevens.edu) by August 25, 2015.


* Application due August 25, 2015.
* Award decisions made to the applicants: Around August 31st, 2015.


Student travel grant awardees are required to provide taxpayer information 
(e.g., SSNs in the US) if applicable.

If you have a question, please contact the Student Travel Grant Chairs, 
Dr. Walid Saad (walids at vt.edu) and Dr. Yingying Chen (yingying.chen at stevens.edu).
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