***** Selection Process *****
To help increase the representation and participation of United States-based graduate students and postdoc fellows in this symposium, the symposium will provide support to help cover the travel expenses for students and postdoctoral fellows who are not supported by other fund sources. The amount of support provided to each person will be based on the actual documented cost of economy airfare, symposium registration and accommodation (up to $1,000). This amount is intended to help cover the travel expenses (economy airfare), registration and accommodation. Each awarded student/postdoc fellow will be expected to cover other expenses from other funding sources provided by their adviser(s) or academic institutions. The recipients of the travel awards will be decided by the symposium chairs.
- The applicants for the travel awards must be
- US-based students, that is, Ph.D. (or M.S.) students attending universities in the US (but not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents) or
- US-based postdoctoral fellows (not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents).
- Some priority may be given to student authors with accepted papers in the symposium who may not otherwise be able to attend due to budgetary constraints.
***** Application Process *****
Interested applicants should send an application for the travel award consisting of the vita, a letter by applicant describing the goal of attending the symposium, and a recommendation letter. The applicant's letter describing the goal of attending the symposium is required to include:
- A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
- A description of topics reflected in the symposium program that would impact the applicant's research; and why the conference attendance is important to the applicant.
- In addition, the applicant's adviser/mentor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee. The letter should include:
- Confirmation that the applicant is a Ph.D. candidate or a postdoctoral fellow in good standing
- The suitability of the symposium program material to the applicant's research area;
- Ways this particular applicant would benefit from attendance at the symposium
- The strengths and potential contributions of the applicant
- Availability of funds from other sources
Applications should be submitted through the EasyChair online conference management tool at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aaaiaig2012, Student travel fund track.