ICNP Minority and Minority-Serving Faculty Travel Grant Program

The purpose of the IEEE ICNP Minority and Minority-Serving Faculty Travel Grant Program (funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation) is to encourage the participation in ICNP by US faculty members from under-represented minorities or faculty members of US institutions (including Puerto Rico) that are primarily serving under-represented minorities. Applications will be accepted from all faculty members satisfying these criteria. The recipients of the travel grants will be decided by a committee that includes members of ICNP's organizing and steering committees.

Application Process:

An application for a minority or minority-serving faculty travel award should include the faculty memberís resume and a cover letter highlighting how s/he would benefit from attending ICNP (including which areas in the ICNP program would impact the faculty memberís teaching and research) and include a brief summary of related teaching and research interests and accomplishments, which should demonstrate a serious interest in the subject matters of the conference, evidenced by recent or planned course offerings and projects.

Applications should be send via email (no snail mail will be accepted or considered) to Azer Bestavros, Chair of the selection committee, at best@cs.bu.edu with "ICNP Minority Travel Grant Application for <name of applicant>" as the subject line. ASCII format is highly preferable; PDF is acceptable.

Award Administration:

The amount of support provided to each awardee is intended to defray (and not necessary cover all) the costs incurred  towards registration, travel, and lodging at the conference hotel. We do not anticipate making any awards exceeding $1000, which leaves $500 for travel and lodging. The travel award will be handled via reimbursements. For any expense that is covered, a receipt is required (e.g., airfare and hotel receipts). The reimbursement will be sent as a check via mail six to eight weeks after receipt of reimbursement forms. Details will be communicated to award recipients.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: October 7, 2005
  • Notification date:  October 10, 2005