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[Apologies for possible multiple copies of this message] Call for Applications NSF Student Travel Grant for IEEE SMARTCOMP 2018 (For US-based Students ONLY, pending NSF approval) The 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2018) (www.smart-comp.org) to be held in Taormina, Sicily, Italy on June 18-20, 2018 is pleased to providing competitive travel grants for US based students to attend SMARTCOMP 2018 conference and all co-located events such as Workshops, Ph.D. Forum, Work-in-Progress, Poster and Demo sessions. The funding for travel grant is pending approval of National Science Foundation (NSF) – www.nsf.gov. If approved, the funding is available only to full time students attending colleges and universities in the US. Women and Underrepresented Minority students are strongly encouraged. Exceptional undergraduate students engaged in research (e.g., NSF REU students), MS research and PhD students, and beginning post doctoral researchers will be given full consideration. To be eligible for NSF travel grant, US-based students (referred to as “you”) must apply no later than Friday, March 30, 2018 via EasyChair (http://www.smart-comp.org/nsf-travel-grant-for-us-students.html). Eligible Ph.D. students applying for NSF student travel grant will also be expected to participate in the Ph.D. Forum. Instructions on how to submit two-page abstract for Ph.D. Forum are available at http://www.smart-comp.org/call-for-phd-forum.html. How to Apply: 1. Obtain a letter from your advisor/professor confirming that: - You are currently a full-time research student in good standing in a US institution and working in areas related to smart computing. - You will be attending IEEE SMARTCOMP 2018 conference and associated events. - The remainder of your travel support will be covered by other means (indicate how). 2. Write a personal statement describing your research interests, and how you wish to benefit from attending SMARTCOMP 2018. Indicate your full-time student status (B.S./M.S./Ph.D./Postdoc), and location you will be traveling from. 3. Upload the above documents along with two-page CV via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=smartcomp2018) by selecting the track “SMARTCOMP2018: NSF Student Travel Grant Applications”. 4. Make sure to submit an Abstract for Ph.D. Forum, if you are a Ph.D. student. Please note that IEEE SMARTCOMP conference may not be able to reimburse all of your travel expenses due to the limited budget. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include advance student registration fee, hotel, and transportation (economy airfare, bus or train). Expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement include regular and/or on-site registration, taxi and meals. Student travel grants are available in the form of reimbursements that are sent only after the completion of the conference and receipt of all required documentation and receipts. The reimbursement amount will be based on the number of awards made and distance traveled. For any questions, please contact the NSF Travel Award Chair, Sajal K. Das at [log in to unmask]. Important Dates - Travel Grant Application Deadline (via EasyChair): Friday, March 30, 2018 - Travel Award Decisions Made: Monday, April 9, 2018 - Conference Date: Monday-Wednesday, June 18-20, 2018
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