IBM Research Student Travel Awards

IBM Research has provided a generous contribution for Student Travel Grants, allowing us to make four (4) awards of $550 each toward travel to SODA10.

Application

Any full-time student in good standing who is affiliated with a United States institution is eligible to receive an award. All awardees are responsible for paying for conference registration. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the symposium, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the symposium. Ties will be broken in favor of students who have not attended a prior SODA. An application for a travel award must include:

  1. A letter from the student describing his/her academic standing and interests, his/her expected graduation date and degree, advisor's name, and, if available, a URL for a working Web page.
  2. If applicable, the title(s) of the paper(s) to be presented by the student (author or co-author) at the meeting.
  3. A detailed list of projected expenses, in US dollars.
  4. Statement from the student's advisor indicating availability of funds, reason(s) the student is deserving of a travel award, and any special circumstances.

Deadlines

Complete applications must be received at the SIAM office no later than December 7, 2009. Winners will be selected by the SODA Steering Committee and will be notified by December 21, 2009. If a winner has already paid for registration, their payment will be refunded.

Other expenses, up to the $550 limit, will be reimbursed after the submission of a summary of expenses together with relevant receipts. Details and the needed forms will be available at the conference.

Submission

Applications should be sent to the following address:

SODA10 – IBM Student Travel Awards
c/o Bill Kolata, Technical Director
SIAM
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688
USA

Applications by e-mail will also be accepted. Send all the requested information in .pdf format to meetings@siam.org. Use the subject line "SODA10 - IBM Student Travel Awards."

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