NSF Students Tavel Grants

Prospective candidates for student travel awards will submit their applications, including a letter from his/her advisor confirming their enrollment status and the need for the support, estimates of costs (transportation, meals, lodging) for attending EUSIPCO 2019, and paper number(s) coauthored by the applicant. The awardees will be selected by a committee and the paper quality will be taken into consideration. The grants, if approved, will be distributed via a reimbursement shortly after the conference.

The selection of the awardees of the travel grants will be performed by a committee composed of six members of the organizing committee of EUSIPCO 2019. Namely, the General Co-Chairs (Mónica F. Bugallo and Luis Castedo), Technical Co-Chairs (Maria Sabrina Greco and Marius Pesavento) and the Students Activities Co-Chairs (Pau Closas and Jordi Vilà-Valls). The committee will be in charge of implementing the selection process and ensuring a transparent application of the criteria. The students awarded with the travel grants will be selected based on several criteria:

  • All papers submitted to EUSIPCO will undergo a minimum of two blind reviews (possibly three). The average total grade given to the papers that have a student (US-based) as first author will be used as selection factor.
  • Priority will be given to students from under-represented groups.
  • Students awarded with the travel grant must present the paper at the conference.
  • Travel support to students that are not presenting a paper will be considered if there is available funding after supporting those with articles. In those cases, priority will be given to students from under-represented groups and to those at their earlier stages of their research career.

The award amount per awardee will be the requested amount or lower, depending on the number of applicants, as we will try to sponsor as many students as possible. The maximum support per student will be $1,000. As such, with NSF requested funding amount of $10,000, we will be able to support a minimum of 10 students.

We commit to reach out under-represented groups and minorities in the travel grant application process, encouraging and promoting their participation in the 2019 EUSIPCO.