ICNP Student Travel Grant Program


The purpose of the IEEE ICNP Travel Grant Program (funded by NSF and IEEE TCCC) is to encourage graduate student participation in
the conference by partially 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. ICNP particularly encourages the participation
of women and under-represented minorities.

Application Process

An application for a student travel award includes a letter from the student and a supporting letter from the student's adviser.

Both of the above letters should be sent via email (no snail mail will be accepted or considered) to Kevin Almeroth at almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu
with "ICNP Student 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 student is intended to defray (but 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 either $400 or $475 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.

Important note:  all paperwork for reimbursement must be submitted before leaving ICNP 2006.  It will be the student'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 student 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 visa, passport, and I-94.

An application for this travel grant is an implicit acceptance of these terms.

Important Dates