ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018
Student Travel Awards
NSF Travel Grants for US-based Graduate and Undergraduate Students
As part of NSF's commitment to maintain United States' research competitiveness in important areas of Science and Technology, the organizers of ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018 are pleased to announce the 2018 NSF Student Travel Grants to encourage more computer science students both at the graduate and undergraduate levels to attend and participate in the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018 Conference. Each travel award will cover up to $1,000 USD towards conference-travel related costs (including conference registration fee, air and/or ground transportation, and lodging). We especially encourage minority and female computer science graduate students to apply. In addition, special consideration will be given to undergraduate students actively participating in research as well as the students who are participating in the SIGSPATIAL conference for the first time.
SIGSPATIAL Travel Grants for International Students
The conference organizers are also making SIGSPATIAL funds available to help support the travel expenses of international students. The SIGSPATIAL Travel Grants for International Students will pay $500 USD towards conference related travel costs.
- The applicant must be a student enrolled at a US University for the NSF Travel Grants or an International University for the SIGSPATIAL Travel Grants and pursuing a PhD degree or be a research-active M.S. or undergraduate student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or technical field related to conference topics.
- Priority will be given to students authors with accepted papers at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018.
- The recipients must register and attend the full conference.
- The funding will be used for student travel-related support only.
- Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, University of Colorado, USA (PI)
- Ralf Hartmut Güting, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
- Erik Hoel, Esri, USA (Chair)
- John Krumm, Microsoft Research, USA
- Roberto Tamassia, Brown University, USA
- Li Xiong, Emory University, USA
The application involves two steps.
First, complete the information in the online Google form:
Second, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a single PDF document containing:
- Your CV or resume (containing your full name and e-mail address, current address and contact phone number, and current GPA in your course-work).
- A budget outlining your estimated expenses to attend the conference. The budget can include (1) student early registration for the conference of $300, (2) lowest cost roundtrip airfare (for NSF grants it must be on a US carrier), (3) a (shared) room at the conference site for Monday through Thursday nights (up to $400). We cannot cover any meal expenses (the conference will provide breakfast and several dinners). You must provide receipts for all expenses. We will help students find roommates to share rooms. You can be reimbursed for driving instead of flying at a rate of 53.5 cents per mile if the cost is less than flying (you must provide documentation for reimbursement). Please indicate what other sources of funding, if any, you have to attend the conference.
- A letter of nomination from the sponsoring faculty member that specifies how much, if anything, your advisor can provide in terms of travel support.
Please note that we ask all grant recipients to volunteer for four hours at the registration desk sometime during the week. You get to pick your time slots, so you will not be forced to miss anything you want to attend.
|Application Submission:||Monday, October 1st, 2018|
|Decisions/Notifications:||Thursday, October 4th, 2018|
|Acceptance by the recipient:||Monday, October 8th, 2018
(conference registration must be completed)
The winners will be notified by email and their names will be published on the conference webpage.