Travel and Student Registration Awards for FOCS 2010
The National Science Foundation and the IEEE TCMF, which sponsors FOCS 2010,
will have available a total of $18,000 to support travel and student
registration for FOCS 2010.
The NSF travel awards are available to students and certain postdoctoral
fellows. There will be up to $15,000 available in travel support (airfare and
shared hotel accommodation) to fund at least 20 attendees with up to $750 each.
These awards are
only available to those at US institutions and at most one award may be made
per institution. Receipts will be required and reimbursement will be made
after/during the conference.
The IEEE TCMF awards are for student registration only. There is no
restriction on the institution of origin or the number of awards per
institution for this award. If you are applying for a registration award you
must APPLY AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE EARLY REGISTRATION
There is one combined application process to apply for both awards.
Subject to demand and availability, it is possible to receive both awards
Preference will be given to students who are FOCS 2010 authors.
To apply, email
the information listed below to
focs-travel at cs dot washington dot edu, by September 23, 2010.
Please use the following subject line: "FOCS 2010 travel-registration application".
- Are you applying for a travel award, registration award, or both?
- Title of paper, if you are an author 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.
- (For non-authors.) 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, recomminding your attendance, and describing the
availability of travel funds. This should be included in message
with your name in the subject line which should
be e-mailed to the focs-travel address above.
(Note: vague statements such as "funds
are tight" are not informative).
- The 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 by Tuesday September 28. Late applications will not be accepted.
You should receive an email acknowledging your application within 3 weekdays. If not, please resubmit or contact the conference organizers by some other means.
Student and postdoctoral fellow travel to FOCS 2010 is supported by the
National Science Foundation, Grant No. CCF-1049485.
Priority for Travel Awards will be based on the following: Note that at most one travel award may
be made per (US) institution
- Student authors and co-authors of accepted papers who do not have other
- 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 conference.
- Student applicants whose statements and supporting information make
particularly cogent justification for the benefit they will receive from
attending the conference.
- Postdoctoral authors of accepted papers who do not have other
- 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.