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SECON 2010 has received funding from the IEEE Communications Society to provide a limited number of student travel grants to help student members to attend the conference. SECON 2010 also expects to receive funding for student travel grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants aim to support graduate students in U.S. and international academic institutions to attend the 5th IEEE SECON Conference in Boston from June 21 to 25. An important goal is to broaden participation in the conference by supporting students with interests in sensor, mesh, and ad hoc network communications research, who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Form and Amount of Support:

The support is intended to defray, but not necessarily to cover entirely, the costs of attending the conference. Reimbursement amounts will be determined in part by travel costs; consideration
will be given for those who have higher travel costs.

The award will be handled via reimbursements. Each legitimate expense must be documented with an original official receipt (e.g., air ticket and hotel receipt). The reimbursement will be sent as a check via postal mail six to eight weeks after submitting the reimbursement forms and supporting receipts. Further details of the reimbursement procedure will be communicated to the award recipients.

Eligibility for Student Travel Grants:

To qualify for the IEEE ComSoc Student Travel Grant, the applicant must satisfy all of the following requirements:
* Be an author of an accepted conference paper and presents the paper at the conference;
* Be a Student Member of the IEEE Communications Society (from any region) when submitting the application;
* Be a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree student when submitting the application;
* Applicant may not receive more than one STG in any 12-month period.
* Applicant did not receive funding from other sources for this conference travel.
To qualify for the NSF Student Travel Grant, the applicant must be a US-based students, that is, a Ph.D. students attending universities in the US (but do not necessarily need to be US citizens or permanent residents). Priority is given to student authors with accepted papers, posters, or demos at SECON 2010 who would not otherwise be able to attend due to budgetary constraints. Priority is also given to students who are volunteers with SECON events. Special efforts will be made to recruit student participants who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines, and who are coming from diverse institutions.

Application Process and Notification:

The applicant should send an application containing:
* A resume or CV
* A letter that briefly summarizes (1) the applicant’s current research interests / accomplishments, (2) a description of how SECON will benefit his/her professional development, (3) information regarding the student's qualifications for the IEEE ComSoc and/or the NSF travel grant, as described in Eligibility above.
* A supporting letter from the advisor stating that (1) the student is in good academic standing in the PhD program, (2) why the student is in need of a travel grant, and (3) how SECON will benefit the student’s research progress.

Applications should be submitted by May 24 via email to the Travel Awards Chair (Dr. Neal Patwari, npatwari at ece dot utah dot edu). ASCII or pdf formats are strongly recommended. The Student Travel Grant Committee will review all travel grant applications and notify applicants about award decisions by May 31.


Application Deadline: May 24, 2010
Decision: May 31, 2010
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