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Important dates

Application deadline for all programs

January 15, 2010

Award notification

February 1, 2010

Deadline to accept/decline the award

February 8, 2010

Application Deadline for Category C March 1, 2010
Notification for Category C March 8, 2010

Travel Grants Opportunities

Thanks to the supporting organizations, INFOCOM 2010 plans to offer several types of Travel Grant opportunities:

A. NSF Travel Grants for US-based graduate students and a limited number of postdocs

B. EuroNF Travel Grants for students in institutions that are associated with EuroNF.

C. Other: (Updated Feb 17, 2010): Despite the tight budget this year, the IEEE Communications Society managed to secure funding for a small number of travel grants in category C. We are now pleased to invite applications in this category. Priority will be given to authors who present papers in the main conference and do not fall in categories A and B. Please upload your application materials (including the recommendation letter) in EDAS by March 1, 2010

A.  NSF Travel Grants
Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate and postdoctoral students in accredited U.S. institutions. (We note that this is the first year that there will also be a limited number of travel grants for postdocs.) Applicants must be authors who will present an accepted paper at the main conference. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Students will be reimbursed (based on the valid receipts) for their expenses after the conference is over. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed!

B. Travel Grants Sponsored by the EuroNF
Applications are invited from universities and research centers associated with EuroNF. This travel grant will be allocated with high priority to, but is not restricted to, students and authors. To qualify you must:
Be a member of the Euro-NF team in a participating University and/or research center at the time of application Here is a list of qualifying institutions: http://euronf.enst.fr/p_en_menu1_NFcommunit_396.html

2.Not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.

C. Other Grants
These are appropriate for all applicants outside the above 2 categories. Further details will be posted when the funds become available.

Application Materials

What to submit: An application for a travel award should include the following materials:
1.The student's vita.

2.A letter from the student, including paper title(s) accepted to INFOCOM 2010. The letter should include the following information. (1) A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date; students should demonstrate a serious interest in networking, through their coursework and projects. (2) A description of areas reflected in the INFOCOM 2010 program that would impact the student’s research. (3) A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.

3. A supporting letter from the student's advisor
. (In the case of postdoc applicants, this can be their current mentor or their Ph.D. advisor). The letter must include the following materials:
(1) Confirmation that the student is in good academic standing. (2) The suitability o the INFOCOM 2010 program material to the student’s research area. (3) Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference. (4) The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

Where to submit:  EDAS is now accepting applications.

Applicants, please submit your applications in EDAS, following the next steps: 

  • Login into EDAS

  • Click on the "Travel Grants" tab

  • Choose the type of Infocom 2010 student travel grant, A,B or C, you are eligible for.  

  • Upload a single pdf with the information described in parts #1 and #2 of the section Application Materials” above.

  • The recommendation letter (part #3 in Application Materials) can either be appended at the end of your single pdf or be uploaded directly by the advisor. If you choose the latter option, you need to provide the email of your advisor so that he/she can receive an email request with instructions.

  • That’s it!



Review of applications and decisions about the travel awards will be made by the following committee (email: infocom10travelgrants@odysseas.calit2.uci.edu):


Athina Markopoulou (Chair)

University of California, Irvine


Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California


Claudio Casetti

Politecnico di Torino


Details will be posted here after the award notification. Please keep all receipts!

Attention US-based students: only flights bought from US airlines can be reimbursed by NSF!



1.    Q: Can my advisor directly upload his/her letter, as opposed to me including it in a single pdf with the rest of my application materials?


A: Yes: after popular request, we allow this option. Just provide the email of your advisor in EDAS and he/she will receive an email request to upload the letter. See also the section on “where to submit” above.


2.    Q: I do not have a paper in the main conference but I have a paper in a mini-conference. Can I apply for a travel grant?


A: Yes, you can apply in categories B or C, but you will be given lower priority compared to authors of papers accepted in the main conference.

More specifically, Category A is restricted to authors of papers accepted at the main conference, so you cannot apply there. Category B, gives preference to the main conference, but will also consider applications from authors in the mini-conference; so, if you are a EuroNF member with a mini-conference paper you can apply there. Category C is unrestricted and accepts applications that do not fall in the other two categories. So you can apply in C, but be informed that priority will be given to authors of papers in the main conference (e.g. from geographical areas other than US and Euro-NF institutions).