ICNP Minority Faculty Travel Grant Program
The purpose of the IEEE ICNP Minority and Minority-Serving Faculty
Travel Grant Program (funded by a grant from NSF) 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
An application for a minority or minority-serving faculty travel award
should include the faculty member's 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 member's
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 Kevin Almeroth at email@example.com with "ICNP
Minority Travel Grant Application for <name of applicant>" as the
subject line. ASCII format is highly preferable; PDF is acceptable.
Travel Grant Details
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 either $550
(IEEE Member) or $425 (non-IEEE member) 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 note: all paperwork for reimbursement must be submitted
before leaving ICNP 2006. It will be the facult member's
responsibility to ensure all paperwork has been submitted before
leaving the conference. If this requirement is not met, the ICNP
travel grant will be forfeit. This means every faculty member
must be prepared to provide all original receipts and copies of
relevant documentation. Plan accordingly: if planning to
use airfare as a source of reimbursement, ask for a duplicate receipt
upon check-in at the airport; if planning to use hotel costs as a
source of reimbursement, ask for a duplicate receipt before or at check-out.
(These two sources of expenses, plus the conference registration fee,
are expected to be more than sufficient to cover the award
amount.) Non-US citizens should bring a copy of their passport,
visa, and I-94.
An application for this travel grant is an implicit acceptance of these terms.
- Submission deadline: September 29, 2006
- Notification date: October 8, 2006