This year, the SOSR Steering Committee is working hard to provide as much travel support to as many student attendees as possible. Travel support has been provided from SIGCOMM and corporate sponsors. Through this support, we expect to be able to assist dozens of students.
Support is provided for a variety of different types of attendees, from undergraduate students to postdoctoral scholars. The amount of support depends on the type of student and available funding. Students from around the world are encouraged to apply.
Please consider the following important information before applying:
- The application process is the same for all types of attendees and all sources of funding and is described in the rest of this page.
- Travel grant awards are meant to "partially" cover the cost of attending and participating in SOSR 2015. The only travel expenses that can be reimbursed are: air travel, hotel, and conference registration.
- Note that the award recipients will need to pay for the expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the conference.
- The exact number of awards will depend on the availability of funds.
The following criteria will be used in the selection process:
- Preference will be given to applicants that do not present a paper in the conference. The rationale for this criterion is that the participation costs for a presenting author should be covered by their home institution.
- Students presenting posters and demos are encouraged to apply though. The rationale is to support the participation of students who do not present papers but contribute to the conference in other ways.
- Evidence of a serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and/or project experience, will be required. Advanced students close to graduation or in the job market will also be given priority, when possible.
- We also encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities. Special attention will be given to applicants from minority-serving institutions.
- After giving priority to the above criteria, (co-)authors of papers may be considered but will be given lower priority. The rationale is to support people that contribute to the conference and cannot attend otherwise due to budget or other constraints
Applications will be processed in batches, on a rolling basis, until all available funds are allocated.