Travel and Student Registration Awards for FOCS 2014
Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation through grant number
CCF-1348020, and from the IEEE TCMF, which sponsors FOCS 2014, there will be a total of
$8,500 to support travel and student registration for FOCS 2014. The NSF
travel awards are available to students and certain postdoctoral fellows
(airfare and shared hotel accommodation as well as student registration) to
fund at least 25 attendees. The NSF awards are only available to those at US
institutions. Receipts will be required for all travel awards. Reimbursement
will be made after the conference. Preference will be given to students who
are FOCS 2014 authors. To apply, email the information listed below to
firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2014. Please use
the following subject line: "FOCS 2014 travel-registration application".
- Are you applying for a travel award, a registration award, or both?
- Whether you are an author, and if so, title of paper and whether you will be
presenting the paper.
- Whether you are a student or you are a postdoctoral fellow.
- University name and country.
- Amount of other travel funds that are available to you,
accomplishments and interests in attending the conference.
- A short statement describing you academic standing and interests, your
expected graduation date and degree, advisor's name, and, if available, a
URL for a working Web page. Also indicate whether and when you have
attended previous major theory conferences (e.g. STOC and FOCS) and
whether or not you have received other travel awards to do so.
- (For students:) a supporting statement from your advisor
confirming your status, recommending your attendance, and describing the
availability of any other travel funds available. This should be included
in a message with your name in the subject line from your advisor which
should be e-mailed to the email@example.com address.
(Note: vague statements such as "funds are tight" are not informative).
- NSF and IEEE encourage applications from members of underrepresented
groups for these awards.
(Optional:) Please indicate if you are part of such a group or at
an institution that is not typically represented at IEEE FOCS.
- If you are at a US institution and requesting travel support you
should submit a US dollar estimate of the airfare/transportion cost to the
conference and the number of nights you will be staying.
This information will be used to prioritize the awards (see the
prioritization for travel awards below). The awards will be announced on
September 21, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted. NSF travel
awards will be administered by Professor David Shmoys (TCMF Chair) and
Profesor Rafail Ostrovsky (TCMF vice-chair). You should receive an email
acknowledging your application within 3 days. If not, please resubmit or
contact either Prof. Shmoys or Prof. Ostrovsky by some other means.
Priority for Travel Awards will be based on the following Criteria:
- NSF Travel awards are for individuals at US institutions only.
- Student authors and co-authors of accepted papers who do not have
- Members of under-represented groups or from institutions not
traditionally represented at the conference who have research interests in
areas covered by FOCS whose attendance would broaden participation at the
- Student applicants whose statements and supporting information make
particularly strong justification for the benefit they will receive from
attending the conference.
- Postdoctoral authors of accepted papers who do not have other travel
- First-time applicants and students who have not received travel
stipends to FOCS or STOC in the recent past.
- Financial need and stage in research career.