The purpose of the IEEE ICNP Travel Grant Program (funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation) is to encourage graduate student participation in the conference by partially or fully funding the travel costs of graduate students who would otherwise be unable to attend. As such, preference for grants will be given to students who satisfy one or more of the following example criteria:
Applications are accepted from students at PhD degree granting institutions in the US. Applications are expected to show evidence of a serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and project experience. In most cases, no more than one student will be funded from each school. ICNP encourages participation of women and under-represented minorities. The recipients of the travel grants will be decided by a committee that includes members of ICNP's organizing and steering committees.
An application for a student travel award includes a letter from the student and a supporting letter from the studentís advisor.
Both of the above letters should be send via email (no snail mail will be accepted or considered) to Azer Bestavros (Chair of the selection committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org with "ICNP Student Travel Grant Application for <name of applicant>" as the subject line. ASCII format is highly preferable; PDF is acceptable.
The amount of support provided to each student is intended to defray (and not necessary cover all) the costs incurred by students towards registration, travel, and lodging at the conference hotel. We do not anticipate making any awards exceeding $750, which leaves $450 for travel and lodging. Students are strongly encouraged to secure additional funding from other sources if their anticipated travel and lodging costs are significantly higher than this limit. 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.