Student Travel Grant

First IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
Washington D.C., USA
October 14 ~16, 2013

IEEE CNS 2013, along with NSF, ARO, IEEE, and other sponsors, would like to encourage student participation at the conference. With the support of NSF and ARO, CNS 2013 will be able to partially support (based on need) the travel, accommodation, and registration costs of student registrants who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

All eligible applications will be considered, especially female and under-represented minority students. We also encourage those who do not have a paper in the conference, but wish to attend, to submit a travel grant application. We anticipate funding approximately 30 students at a rate of $800-$1,000 per student. The number and amount of awards will be determined based on the available funding and the applications received.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants eligible to apply must be graduate students studying in an accredited U.S. institution at the time of attending CNS 2013.

Application Materials
Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described below. Direct link to the submission page is
An application for a student travel grant will consist of:

      • A request letter from the student (see below).
      • The student's CV.
      • A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.
      • Expected Expenses (broken down as registration, travel, and lodging). It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The request letter from the student should include the following information:

      • Name
      • Affiliation
      • Address
      • Type of student (PhD, MS, undergraduate, etc.)
      • Number of years that the applicant have been a student in the current program, and expected date of completion
      • Name and email address of advisor
      • Title and Authors of paper presenting at CNS 2013 conference, if applicable.
      • A short statement (maximum 250 words) describing briefly why the student wants to attend CNS 2013.

The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:

      • Confirmation that student is a full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good academic standing at the given institution.
      • Explain how this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.
      • The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

If an advisor prefers to submit the recommendation letter separately, please ask him/her to email it (pdf file) to the Student Travel Grant Chair Yong Guan ( by August 31, 2013.

Deadlines and Dates
Application due August 31, 2013.
Award decisions made to the applicants: Around September 5, 2013.

Student travel grant awardees are required to provide taxpayer information (e.g., SSNs in the US).

If you have a question, please contact the Student Travel Grant Chair, Yong Guan (



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