CPSWeek Student Travel Award

Update (March 31, 2009): Thank you for applying for the student travel award. We have not yet received the necessary funds for us to make commitments. As soon as this information is received, we will send the notifications. If you are waiting for the award, please note that the award conditions require you to register for the conference first. Please do so while there is time for advance registration. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

CPS Week Conference organizers anticipate availability of Student Travel Grants to enable increased student participation in CPS Week events. Each grant includes partial reimbursement for registration and travel costs.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 16, 2009
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2009


Student selection for the travel grants will be in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The applicant must be a current graduate student at a U.S. institution of higher education.
  • The applicant must have a fully paid registration for RTAS, IPSN or HSCC as a student and must physically attend CPSWeek.
  • Travel grants will be awarded according to a financial need basis. Students who are well-funded and have ample means of covering their travel should not apply.
  • Students who have already received another travel grant from an CPSWeek-related conference or workshop should not apply.

How to Apply

Interested student applicants should pay for the registration and attend CPSWeek first. If they are selected to receive the travel award, the travel award should cover partial expense of the students for registration and travel costs.

The student applicant must send an e-mail to CPStravel@cs.ucsd.edu. The subject of the e-mail must be: CPSWeek 2009 TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION (in uppercase letters). This e-mail must include the student's faculty advisor in the cc list. The e-mail must include the following information:

  • Name:
  • University:
  • Address:
  • e-mail:
  • Advisor Name:
  • Research Topic:
  • Degree Sought:
  • Is your research funded by an active grant (yes/no):
  • If Yes, is the source of funding NSF? (yes/no):
  • Underrepresented state/institution (yes/no):
  • Underrepresented/minority student (explain in 2-5 words):

The applications will be examined and ranked. The top applicants will receive award letters (by e-mail) informing them of the acceptance
decision. They will then be instructed how to receive partial refunds, which will be issued to the person or institution that covered the initial expenses.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from underrepresented groups will be given special consideration. Whereas most applicants are likely to be graduate students, undergraduates who are actively involved in systems research projects are also welcome to apply.

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