Please note that the budget for the student travel awards is pending approval.
A limited number of student travel awards might be available to support US-based students to attend WoWMoM 2009.
Selection Criteria and Process
The amount will be used for student travel-related expenses such as airfare, hotel, etc.
The recipients of the travel awards must be US-based students only, that is, PhD. students attending universities in the US (not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents).
Special efforts will be made to award student participants who are underrepresented minorities (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders) and/or women, coming from diverse institutions.
Some priority may be given to student authors with accepted papers in WoWMoM 2009 who may not otherwise be able to attend due to budgetary constraints.
All student travel awardees are required to register for the conference.
An application for a travel award will consist of the student's vita, a letter from the student, and a letter from the student's advisor.
The letter from the student should include:
a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
a description of areas reflected in the WoWMoM 2009 program that would impact the student's research; and
why the conference attendance is important to the student.
In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the com¬mittee, including:
confirmation that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing;
the suitability of the WoWMoM program material to the student's research area;
ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference;
the strengths and potential contributions of the student; and
availability of funds from other sources.
All applications must be sent to Mainak Chatterjee (mainak [AT] eecs
[DOT] ucf [DOT] edu) and Yonghe Liu (yonghe [AT] cse [DOT] uta [DOT]
edu) by April 30, 2009. Notifications will be sent by May 3, 2009.
Recipients will be required to accept the award by May 7, 2009.