The International Conference on Networked Systems

Call for student travel grant

General Information

A limited number of student travel grants are available to attend NetSys 2017. The applicant must be a student. We highly encourage students in the beginning of their academic career. The grants are sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM.

Prioritization order:

1. Students from under-represented groups or institutions.

2. Students who authored rejected NetSys papers.

3. Students of accepted PhD Forum submissions.

4. All other students.

Note that this is a rough prioritization.

What is covered?

Support is intended to partially cover travel, registration for the conference, and lodging (during the conference). The specific costs will vary for each applicant and home region. Costs are not expected to exceed $1275 per applicant.

Student travel grants have to be paid up front by the students and will be reimbursed after the event as per the effective cost incurred. Further details of the reimbursement process will be announced to award recipients.

How to apply

An application for a student travel grant will consist of the student’s CV, a motivation letter from the student, and a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor. Each part of the submission should not exceed one page.

The letter from the student should include:

  • a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
  • a description of areas reflected in the NetSys paper topics that would impact the student’s research;
  • why the conference attendance is important to the student;
  • an explicit identification of the applicant’s current academic status (Masters or Ph.D. student);
  • whether the applicant is a full paper, demo, PhD Forum, or workshop paper author, or a none author;
  • if the applicant is an author, a confirmation that the student herself/himself will give the
    presentation at NetSys; and an indication of which of the co-author(s)/supervisor(s) will also
    attend NetSys 2017.

In addition, the student’s advisor should write a letter of recommendation :

  • the applicant’s good standing in the institution;
  • ways in which this particular student would benefit from attendance at the NetSys conference;
  • the strengths and potential contributions of the student; and
  • an indication why student grant support is necessary for the student to attend the conference, and indicating the extent to which the advisor can supplement the student grant to enable the student to attend the conference.

Please submit the application (CV, student letter, advisor letter) as a single PDF document via easychair


Submission of application: Jan 12, 2017

Notification of acceptance of student grant: Jan 29, 2017

In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact Matthias Waehlisch, the NetSys Travel Grant Chair.

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