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*Call for Applications*

*NSF Student Travel Grant for IEEE SMARTCOMP 2019*

*(For US-based Students ONLY, pending NSF approval)*



The *5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing* (SMARTCOMP 2019)
(www.smart-comp.org
<https://sreeni-ram-19-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=1_X3DQYtrU74h58ttt2fCwZ2r0gN2h4bdR8tNdkzH_jU-1159896330&key=YAMMID-89531985&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smart-comp.org>)
to be held in Washington, DC on June 12-14, 2018 is pleased to provide
competitive travel grants for US based students to attend SMARTCOMP
2019 conference and all co-located events such as Workshops, Ph.D. Forum,
Work-in-Progress, Poster and Demo sessions.



The funding for travel grant is pending approval of the National Science
Foundation (NSF). *If approved, **the funding is for only full time
students attending colleges and universities in the US.* *Women and
Underrepresented Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.*
Exceptional
undergraduate students engaged in research (e.g., NSF REU students), MS
research and PhD students, and beginning post-doctoral students will be
given full consideration. Acceptance of a paper in the main conference,
workshops or associated events is not a requirement for applying.
Preferences will be given to those applications who may not be able to
attend the conference otherwise. To be eligible for NSF travel grant,
US-based students (referred to as “you”) must apply by *Tuesday, May 14,
2019 *via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smartcomp2019
<https://sreeni-ram-19-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=1_X3DQYtrU74h58ttt2fCwZ2r0gN2h4bdR8tNdkzH_jU-1159896330&key=YAMMID-89531985&link=https%3A%2F%2Feasychair.org%2Fconferences%2F%3Fconf%3Dsmartcomp2019>
)*.*


Eligible students applying for NSF student travel grant will also be
expected to participate in the Poster Session combined with the Ph.D.
Forum. Instructions on how to submit two-page abstract for Ph.D. Forum are
available at http://www.smart-comp.org/call-for-phd-forum.html
<https://sreeni-ram-19-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=1_X3DQYtrU74h58ttt2fCwZ2r0gN2h4bdR8tNdkzH_jU-1159896330&key=YAMMID-89531985&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smart-comp.org%2Fcall-for-phd-forum.html>.




*How to Apply**:*

   1. Obtain a letter from your advisor/professor confirming that:


   - You are currently a full-time research student in good standing in a
      US institution and working in areas related to smart computing.
      - You will be attending IEEE SMARTCOMP 2019 conference and associated
      events.
      - The remainder of travel support will be covered by the advisor or
      otherwise (indicate how).


   1. Write a personal statement describing your research interests,
   and how you wish to benefit from SMARTCOMP 2019. Indicate your full-time
   student status (B.S./M.S./Ph.D./Postdoc), and location you will be
   traveling from.
   2. Upload the above documents along with two-page CV via EasyChair (
   https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smartcomp2019
   <https://sreeni-ram-19-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=1_X3DQYtrU74h58ttt2fCwZ2r0gN2h4bdR8tNdkzH_jU-1159896330&key=YAMMID-89531985&link=https%3A%2F%2Feasychair.org%2Fconferences%2F%3Fconf%3Dsmartcomp2019>
   ) by selecting the track “*SMARTCOMP2019: NSF Student Travel Grant
   Applications”*.
   3. Make sure to submit two-page Abstract for Poster session.



Please note that IEEE SMARTCOMP conference may not be able to reimburse all
of your travel expenses due to the limited budget. Eligible expenses for
reimbursement include advance student registration fee, hotel, and
transportation (economy airfare, bus or train). Expenses that are not
eligible for reimbursement include regular and/or on-site registration,
taxi and meals. Student travel grants are available in the form of
reimbursements that are sent only after the completion of the conference
and receipt of all required documentation and receipts. The reimbursement
amount will be based on the number of awards made and distance traveled.



For any questions, please contact the NSF Travel Award Chair, Sajal K. Das
at [log in to unmask]



*Important Dates*

·       *Travel Grant Application Deadline (via EasyChair): Tuesday, May
14, 2019*

·       *Travel Award Decisions Made:* Monday, May 21, 2019

·       *Conference Dates: *June 12-14, 2019
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