Student Travel Grant

SECON-2015 Student Grant  

The IEEE SECON 2015 conference is pleased to announce the availability of the following type of student travel grants:
  • Travel grants sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF) travel grant opportunity for US-based students (approval pending).
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:
  • 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, including its workshops; (iv) not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.
  • 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 SECON 2015, 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!
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 SECON 2015;
  2. The student's CV;
  3. A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor;
  4. An estimate of the following costs of attending SECON: airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs of attending SECON 2015;
  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 SECON 2015 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. Why this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.
3. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
Applicants should send their applications through Email to and
1.     With Subject: SECON-2015 Student Grant Application
2.     Please mention the paper title and EDAS paper number if applicable.
3.     All materials as outlined above as a single PDF file

Application deadline: May 15, 2015 at 23:59 EST
Notification deadline: May 22, 2015
Awardee acceptance deadline: June 15, 2015 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. Joseph Camp and Dr. Venkatesha Prasad (STG co-chairs) via email ( and

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 SECON papers, so the probability of receiving an award is low.
Award Selection Committee
Venkatesha Prasad, TU Delft, Netherlands 
Joseph Camp, SMU, USA
If your question is not addressed in the FAQ section, please contact the Student Travel Grant Co-Chairs Dr. Joseph Camp ( and Dr. Venkatesha Prasad (

N2Women Fellowship 

N2 Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2 Women Young
Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if
you are currently a student, working as a post-doc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of
your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher's
travel cost (up to $500) to a meeting where an N2 Women event will be held.
In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2 Women
meeting. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to the travel funds,
is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference
who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or
research member of N2 Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this

Support for these N2 Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards has been
generously provided by Microsoft Research, IEEE CS TCCC and by HP Labs.
SIGMOBILE is also supporting these N2 Women Young Researcher Fellowship
awards by covering all the costs associated with the processing of the funds.

To apply for a fellowship or for more information, please see:

and click the Fellowships link.

The deadline for applications for SECON is
*** March 29th, 2015***

Acceptance notification is 2 weeks after the application deadline.