Requests for funding will be accepted up until the last day of the conference as funding allows, but will begin making awards on April 18, 2009. To increase your chance, requests for funding should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, 15 April 2009.
The organizing committee of the S&P 2009 is pleased to announce availability of funds to support student and junior faculty/researcher travel and registration to attend this year's symposium and workshops. Students receiving funding will receive up to $800, and junior faculty/researcher will receive up to $1100, to offset reasonable expenses associated with attendance. If a recipient will attend only workshops, the funding level will be lower. Grants are available to students, junior faculty, and postdoctoral researcher from US schools only. The decision will be made by the S&P 2009 Travel Grant Committee.
Any graduate student, junior faculty member or a postdoctoral researcher from US schools may apply. Any recipient of a travel grant must register for the symposium and/or workshops, and may be asked to help some conference/workshop events and/or registration desk as a volunteer. Awards will be made based on several factors and the priority will be given to a) historical under-represented and minority institutions, b) minority and under-represented junior faculty and students, c) student authors presenting at the symposium or workshops, and d) economic need.
To apply, the student's advisor should send a one paragraph statement of economic need, student's progress toward graduation, student's CV, and research in areas related to S&P.
Junior faculty or postdoctoral researchers should send an email request including CV and short statement of economic need and research areas related to S&P to the same address.
Application materials should be sent by email to: email@example.com with the subject: SP 2009 Travel Grant Application.
Note: Please do not send email directly to other SP 2009 Travel Grant Committee members. If you are planning to attend one of the workshops, please specify which workshop that you will attend.
Application deadline: Wednesday, 15 April 2009 (applications received after this date may still be considered)Awards will be announced on or after 18 April 2009.
Travel Grant Committee
David Du, University of Minnesota (Chair)
Please send any further questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Oakland!