Travel Grants

The 25th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2017)


Travel Grant Program for Attendees from US Institutions

The purpose of the ICNP Travel Grant Program is to encourage PhD student participation in the conference by partially funding the travel costs of PhD students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Depending on fund availability, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members from underrepresented groups that are employed in US institutions will also be considered for travel support.

The program is made possible by a grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Note that awardees will need to pay for their expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the conference. Only US-based PhD students, postdocs and underrepresented faculty members are eligible for travel support using the US NSF funds.

In selecting students (or postdocs) for travel support, preference will be given to PhD students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

Applicants 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 members of underrepresented minorities.

Application Process

An application for a travel award should include a cover letter, which gives a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments and describes the applicant's reason for wanting to attend ICNP, and mention qualification under the above preference criteria.

In addition, for a student (or postdoc) application the following is required:

NOTE: The student's cover letter, vita, and any other relevant information must be included in *one PDF file*.

Apart from the cover letter, an application from a faculty member from an underrepresented group should also include a vita.

How to Apply?

The application for a travel grant has two steps that can be completed in any order by the corresponding deadlines:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 16, 2017
Advisor recommendation: September 18, 2017
Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2017

Travel Grant Requirements

Funds can only be used toward registration, travel, and lodging at the conference hotel. In order to support as many students as possible, the amounts awarded will defray, but may not necessarily cover all costs. Students are strongly encouraged to secure additional funding from other sources. Funds will be disbursed only in the form of reimbursements for actual expenses. A receipt is required for any expense reimbursed (e.g., airfare and hotel receipts).

NOTE: Students supported with NSF-provided funds MUST fly on a US carrier. We will let each awardee know if they will be supported by NSF funds.

The reimbursement will be sent as a check via snail mail six to eight weeks after receipt of reimbursement forms. Details will be communicated to award recipients.

Important Notes about Reimbursement

For reimbursement, the student must submit the following information:

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

Travel Grants Committee

Debbie Perouli, Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA
Henry Xu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China