October 30-31, 2013

Palermo, Italy

Student Travel Grant

NSF Sponsored Travel Grant for US-based students to Attend SustainIT 2013

The Third IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2013) will be held in Palermo, Italy on October 30-31, 2013. Pending sponsorship from the US National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov), we are pleased to announce travel grants for US-based students to attend the SustainIT'13 conference and co-located events such as Ph.D. forum, WiP, poster, and demo sessions.

This funding is available only for full time students attending US colleges and universities (not necessarily US citizens or permanent residents). Minority and women students from diverse institutions in the US are particularly encouraged to apply. Although student authors will be given priority for travel awards, however, this is not a requirement. Young post-doctoral students and Master's students engaged in research may also be considered for support on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible, US-based students (referred to as “you”) must apply via EDAS no later than September 15, 2013. To apply for travel support, please submit the following:

  1. Obtain a letter from your advisor/professor confirming that:
    1. You are currently a research student and working in areas related to sustainability.
    2. You will be attending the entire SustainIT'13 conference.
    3. The remainder of your travel support will be covered (indicate how).

  2. Write a personal statement describing your research interests and how you will benefit from attending SustainIT 2013, your student status, and city you will be traveling from.

  3. Upload the above documents, along with your two-page CV, on EDAS as part of the SustainIT 2013 NSF supported travel grant for US students.

  4. Students granted with a SustainIT 2013 NSF supported travel grant are expected to present their research work in areas related to sustainability as a poster during one of the SustainIT Events.

Please note that the SustainIT'13 conference may not be able to reimburse you for all of your travel expenses due to limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include advance student registration fee, hotel, and travel (air, bus, or train). Expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement include regular and/or on-site registration, meals, car rental, or parking. Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that are sent only after the completion of the conference and providing all required documentation and receipts. The reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards and distance traveled, and will vary between $1,000 and $1,500 per student. For any questions, please contact the General Co-Chair and NSF Travel Grant Award Chair, Prof. Sajal K. Das at sdas@mst.edu.

Important dates

  • September 15, 2013: Complete Application deadline (via EDAS)
  • September 25, 2013: Award Decisions
  • October 30-31, 2013: SustainIT Events