IEEE INFOCOM 2012 Student Travel Grant Opportunities


Note: IEEE INFOCOM 2012 Reimbursement Form (US National Science Foundation Awardees Only) is available here.


The IEEE INFOCOM 2012 conference is pleased to announce the availability of the following type of student travel grants:

A. Travel grants sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.

B. US National Science Foundation (NSF) travel grant opportunity for US-based students (approval pending).

C. Travel Grants Sponsored by the Euro-NF NoE for Euro-NF team members.

Following the application guidelines below, a student may apply to one or more of the three categories for which he/she is eligible. The eligibility criteria include:

A. These student travel grants are sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate students. To qualify a student must (i) be a valid Student Member of the COMSOC at the time of application; (ii) be a full-time student registered toward a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting the application; (iii) be an author who will present an accepted paper at this Conference; (iv) not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.

B. If the U.S. NSF supports this type of student travel grants, qualified graduate students should (i) be a co-author of a paper accepted by INFOCOM 2012, or the INFOCOM 2012 Mini-Conference, and (ii) be studying in accredited U.S. institutions. Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on valid receipts) for their expenses after the conference. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed by this type of support!

C. Applications are also invited from universities and research centers associated with Euro NF. This travel grant will be allocated with high priority to, but is not restricted to, students and authors. To qualify, applicants must: (i) Be a officially listed as member of the Euro-NF team in a participating University and/or research center at the time of application. Here is a list of qualifying institutions: Prior to applying, applicants must check with their team leader to verify if they are listed. (ii) Not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months. The grants will be directly reimbursed to the recipient's institution through the standard Euro-NF financial channels.


Application Procedure

An application for a student travel award will consist of:

1. A letter from the student, including, when applicable, the  title of the paper that has been accepted for INFOCOM 2012, or the INFOCOM 2012 Mini-Conference.

2. The student's vita.

3. A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.

4. An estimate of the following costs of attending INFOCOM: airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs of attending INFOCOM 2012.

5. The type(s) of travel grant the student is applying for (A, B, or C).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The letter from the student should include (at most 1 page):

1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date.

2. A description of areas reflected in the INFOCOM 2012 program that would impact the student's research, and a statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.

The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:

1. Confirmation that student is a bona fide full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good academic standing at the given institution.

2. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.

3. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

Applicants should upload their applications through EDAS (after login to EDAS, click on the "Submit Paper" tab, and look for "INFOCOM'2012 - Student Travel Grant"). Applicants should send their application materials as a single PDF file, following the instructions in the Travel Grants section on INFOCOM 2012 site.



Application deadline: February 1, 2012 at 23:59 EST

Notification deadline: February 16, 2012

Awardee acceptance deadline: February 23, 2012 at 23:59 EST



1. Should I merge my advisor's recommendation letter with my application together to submit to EDAS?

Yes. Every applicant should submit all application materials as a single PDF file to EDAS, which includes all required items listed in the "Application Procedure" section described above.

2. Should the advisor's recommendation letter be also in PDF?

Yes. It should be an item in the single application file in PDF submitted by the student applicant.

3. If my advisor prefers to submit the recommendation letter separately from my application, what should I do?

Please ask your advisor to send the recommendation letter to Dr. Tommaso Melodia (STG co-chair) via email (

4. Am I eligible to apply for the student travel grant being an author of a workshop paper?

You are welcome to apply, but please consider that your application will be given lower priority with respect to regular Infocom papers, so the probability of receiving an award is low.


Award Selection Committee


Prof. Kaushik Roy Chowdhury, Northeastern University
Prof. Shiwen Mao, Auburn University (Co-Chair)
Prof. Tommaso Melodia, SUNY Buffalo (Co-Chair)
Dr. Weiyi Zhang, AT&T Research Labs



If your question is not addressed in the FAQ section, please contact the Student Travel Grant Co-Chairs Dr. Tommaso Melodia ( and Dr. Shiwen Mao (


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