IEEE Computer Society TCDP Travel Support Grants

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IEEE Computer Society TCDP Travel Support Grants

IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP, which sponsors HPDC), would like encourage graduate student and junior faculty participation in the HPDC Conference by partially or fully funding the travel costs of individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

Who should apply

Any graduate student or junior faculty member in good standing, regardless of nationality, or any other criteria, except as noted, may apply. The decisions will be based as much as possible on both what the individual may get from the conference and may bring to the conference. TCDP will pay travel and accomodation costs up to a maximum of $750. There will be up to eight (8) awardees.

While any one may apply for this travel support, the selection process will give preference to HPDC 2000 paper authors who are graduate students or junior faculty members without sufficient travel funding. The awardees cannot receive support from any other source for the expenses funded by this program.

How to apply

Applications and supporting letters for a student travel grant should be emailed to and, as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2000. Award annoucement will be made around July 10.

Applications should include:

  1. A letter from the appicant: the student should indicate why she or he believes attending HPDC 2000 would be useful for the student's research or career.
  2. Applicant's school: because we have several sources of funding we need to be able to distinguish those students in US schools from all others.
  3. Airfare: the price of round-trip, "tourist class" airfare in US dollars from the student's city to Pittsburgh (where the conference will be held).
  4. A letter from the student's advisor (only for student applicants): a letter of recommendation to this travel support program, indicating why the advisor believes the student would benefit from attending HPDC 2000 and confirming that the student is a doctoral candidate in good standing. The advisor should clarify whether other sources of funding are available.

Provided by Peter Steenkiste