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Sanjay Purushotham <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 7 Aug 2020 06:55:02 -0400
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The 6th IEEE Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2020) to be held
virtually in Bologna, Italy on September 14-17, 2020 is anticipating
NSF-sponsored competitive student travel grants to attend IEEE SMARTCOMP
2020 ( and co-located events like Workshops, Ph.D.
Forum, Work-in-Progress, Posters, and Demo sessions online. Since no travel
will be involved, the NSF travel awards could be used to cover conference
registration fee.

The NSF travel grant is available only to full time students attending
colleges and universities in the US. Underrepresented minority and women
students from diverse US institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.
In addition to the student authors, non-author students including
exceptional undergraduate students, MS and PhD students, engaged in smart
computing research will also be considered. To be eligible for NSF travel
grant, US based students (referred to as “you”) must apply via EDAS  ( by Friday, August 21, 2020.

To apply for NSF travel support, upload the following documents:

1. A one-page Cover Letter stating: (i) if you are a full-time student
(B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.): (ii) that you will be attending virtually the
entire SMARTCOMP 2020 conference and associate events; (iii) what your
research interests and accomplishments are in the area of smart computing;
(iv) why attendance to SMARTCOMP 2020 is important, and how it would impact
your research; and (v) how you wish to benefit from and contribute to the
conference, particularly given the online attendance mode this year.

2. A two-page CV.

3. A Letter of Recommendation from your academic mentor confirming: (a) you
are currently a full-time student (B.S., M.S., or Ph.D.) in good standing,
you are engaged in smart computing research, and your strengths and
potential research contributions; (b) ways you would benefit from attending
SMARTCOMP 2020 conference; and (c) you will be attending virtually the
entire SMARTCOMP 2020 conference and associated events.

Eligible expenses include reimbursement of advance student/author
registration fee to avail reduced registration fee, and non-author student
registration fee. Expenses not eligible for reimbursement are
regular/on-site registration, internet connectivity fee, etc. Virtual
travel expenses will be reimbursed only after the completion of the
conference attendance and submission of required receipts. The
reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made.

For any questions about NSF travel award, please contact Dr. Nirmalya Roy
at nroy at

Important Dates:

• August 21, 2020: Travel Grant Application Due (via EDAS)
• August 28, 2020: Travel Award Decisions Made
• Sept 14-17, 2020: Conference Dates

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