Application deadline for all programs
January 15, 2010
February 1, 2010
Deadline to accept/decline the award
February 8, 2010
Application Deadline for Category C
March 1, 2010
Notification for Category C
March 8, 2010
Travel Grants Opportunities
Thanks to the supporting organizations, INFOCOM 2010 plans to offer
several types of Travel Grant opportunities:
A. NSF Travel Grants for
US-based graduate students and a limited number of postdocs
B. EuroNF Travel Grants
for students in institutions that are associated with EuroNF.
(Updated Feb 17, 2010): Despite the tight budget this year, the IEEE
Communications Society managed to secure funding for a small number
of travel grants in category C. We are now pleased to invite
applications in this category. Priority will be given to authors who
present papers in the main conference and do not fall in categories
A and B. Please upload your application materials (including the
recommendation letter) in EDAS by March 1, 2010
A. NSF Travel Grants
Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate and
postdoctoral students in accredited U.S. institutions. (We note that
this is the first year that there will also be a limited number of
travel grants for postdocs.) Applicants
must be authors who will present an accepted paper at the main
conference. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to
Students will be reimbursed (based on the valid receipts) for their
expenses after the conference is over. Only airfare on a US-based
carrier will be reimbursed!
B. Travel Grants Sponsored by the EuroNF
Applications are invited from universities and research centers
associated with EuroNF. This travel grant will be allocated with
high priority to, but is not restricted to, students and authors.
To qualify you must:
1. Be a member of the Euro-NF team in a
and/or research center at the time of application
Here is a list of qualifying institutions:
2.Not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.
C. Other Grants
These are appropriate for all applicants outside the above 2
categories. Further details will be posted when the funds become
What to submit:
An application for a travel award should include the following
1.The student's vita.
2.A letter from the student, including paper title(s) accepted to
INFOCOM 2010. The letter should include
the following information. (1) A brief summary of research
interests and accomplishments to date;
students should demonstrate a serious interest in
networking, through their coursework and
projects. (2) A description of areas reflected in
the INFOCOM 2010 program that would
impact the student’s research. (3) A statement about why the
conference attendance is important to the student.
3. A supporting letter from the student's advisor.
(In the case of postdoc applicants, this can be their current mentor
Ph.D. advisor). The letter must include
the following materials:
that the student is in good academic
standing. (2) The suitability o the INFOCOM 2010 program material to
the student’s research area. (3) Ways this particular
student would benefit from attendance at
the conference. (4) The strengths and potential contributions of the
Where to submit: EDAS
is now accepting applications.
Applicants, please submit your applications in EDAS,
following the next steps:
Login into EDAS
Click on the "Travel Grants" tab
Choose the type of Infocom 2010 student travel grant,
A,B or C, you are eligible for.
Upload a single pdf with the information described in parts #1 and #2 of
the section Application Materials” above.
The recommendation letter (part #3 in Application
Materials) can either be appended at the end of your
single pdf or be uploaded directly by the advisor. If
you choose the latter option, you need to provide the
email of your advisor so that he/she can receive an
email request with instructions.
Review of applications and decisions about the travel awards
will be made by the following committee (email:
Athina Markopoulou (Chair)
University of California, Irvine
University of Southern California
Politecnico di Torino
Details will be posted here after the award
notification. Please keep all receipts!
US-based students: only flights bought from US airlines can be
reimbursed by NSF!
Q: Can my advisor directly upload his/her letter, as opposed to me
including it in a single pdf with the rest of my application
A: Yes: after popular request, we allow
this option. Just provide the email of your advisor in EDAS and
he/she will receive an email request to upload the letter. See also
the section on “where to submit” above.
Q: I do not have a paper in the main conference but I have a paper
in a mini-conference. Can I apply for a travel grant?
A: Yes, you can apply in categories B or
C, but you will be given lower priority compared to authors of
papers accepted in the main conference.
More specifically, Category A is restricted to authors of papers
accepted at the main conference, so you cannot apply there. Category
B, gives preference to the main conference, but will also consider
applications from authors in the mini-conference; so, if you are a
EuroNF member with a mini-conference paper you can apply there.
Category C is unrestricted and accepts applications that do not fall
in the other two categories. So you can apply in C, but be informed
that priority will be given to authors of papers in the main
conference (e.g. from geographical areas other than US and Euro-NF