Student Travel Awards
A limited number of student travel awards are available through
sponsors of HotWeb 2006. The purpose of these awards is to encourage
graduate student participation in the HotWeb by partially funding the
travel and registration costs of graduate students, who would otherwise
be unable to attend. As such, preference for grants will be given to
students who satisfy one or more of the following example criteria:
Student authors of papers submitted
but not included in the program
Student co-authors of accepted papers
who are not making the presentation at the conference
Students in very early stages of
their PhD studies without alternate means of support
To apply for a student travel award, two
letters must be submitted, one from the student applying for the travel
award, and a supporting letter from the student's advisor.
The student's letter should include a
short (maximum one page) vita, containing basic information such as
degrees earned, current affiliations, relevant coursework and
grades, and any other information the student feels is relevant to
support their application. In addition, the letter should include a
brief summary of research interests and accomplishments and how the
student would benefit from attending HotWeb 2006 (including which
areas in the program would impact the student's research). Students
should demonstrate a serious interest in the subject matters of the
conference, evidenced by recent coursework and projects.
- The student advisor's letter should confirm that the student is
a PhD candidate in good standing and should comment on the strengths
and potential contributions of the student. Furthermore, the letter
should indicate how the student would benefit from attending HotWeb
2006, the suitability of the technical program to the student's
research area, and why the student is in need of a travel grant. If
the applicant is a co-author on an accepted paper, the student
advisor's letter must specify whether other co-authors will be
attending the conference and presenting the work.
Both of the above letters should be send via email (no snail mail
will be accepted or considered) to the General Chair, Azer Bestavros at best (at) bu (dot) edu.
The deadline for application is September 15, 2006.