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Student Travel Grants

The Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce travel support to graduate students from academic institutions in India and neighboring countries to enable them to attend the COMSNETS 2013 conference. We expect to support up to 25 travel grants that will cover the cost of conference registration and partial support of train travel to and from Bangalore. The requirement is that all travel-grant awardees must attend all the days and the sessions of the conference, and be a scribe for at least some of the sessions. Summaries generated by the students will be posted on the conference web site, along with the names of the students, to give them due credit.

The reimbursement will be provided at the end of the conference, upon submitting original receipts and filling in the appropriate form. The actual amount to be awarded will be determined based on conference funding and will be announced by the deadline for travel grant applications and also indicated in the award notification.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for application: Dec. 15th, 2012
  • Notification date: Dec. 20th 2012
  • Deadline for acceptance: Dec. 25th, 2012

Submission instructions: Complete this Google form. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dEw2RUIwVnV4ajVyRU5GOW1tYl9HS3c6MQ&ifq

Grant allocation policy:

The order of preference for allocating grants is as follows:

  • Poster/PhD forum presenter
  • Other student participants
  • Workshop authors, COMSNETS paper authors

Details of the Grant: Reimbursement amount: INR 5-7K (to be finalized by 15 Dec, 2012.) Reimbursement cheque will be given against receipts presented at the conference at its conclusion (Jan. 10 th 2013 at 6 pm).


For more details, visit the COMSNETS 2013 website at http://www.comsnets.org For any queries, please contact the PhD Forum Co-Chairs at [email protected]

  • Ravi Kokku IBM Research, India
  • Maitreya Natu, Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Pune, India


For COMSNETS 2013, SIGCOMM is supporting two types of grants each awarded to student authors of the best student papers where all the authors of the paper are from outside India.

  • 3 grants for student authors to attend COMSNETS'13 with an amount of $1,000 each. Also, COMSNETS will support another 3 grants for student authors.
  • 2 grants for student authors to attend SIGCOMM'13 with an amount of $2,500 each.

These awards are meant to encourage participation of student authors from outside India in COMSNETS 2013, and to enable students to travel to the COMSNETS 2013 conference.

The criteria for selection of the student authors will be as follows:

  1. The selection of the 8 grants resides with the committee comprising the Gen Co-Chairs, the TPC Co-Chairs and the Travel Grant Co-Chairs of COMSNETS 2013.
  2. Generally one student author from each of the eight best student papers from outside the Indian Subcontinent will be selected for the award. If no paper or fewer than eight papers are considered worthy of the award, then the committee, as specified in above bullet, will make the final determination. The committee may choose to provide travel grants to students who are non-authors or student co-authors of the best student papers chosen.
  3. A student paper will have to meet the following criterion: all the authors should concur that their paper qualifies for the student paper award, because the major contribution to the work was made by a student. As such, the "main author" of the paper should be a student at the time of the submission of the paper.

The ACM SIGCOMM-COMSNETS EXTERNAL Student paper awardees are required to attend the COMSNETS 2013 conference its entirety (all the days of the main conference). The award will be forfeited if this requirement is not met in full.