SEC 2021 Student Travel Grant

The Sixth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2021) conference is pleased to announce the availability of student travel grant awards supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) travel grant and IEEE Technical Committee on the Internet (TCI) travel grant.

Eligibility Criteria

The travel grant awards funded by NSF are open to US-based students only. To qualify for the NSF travel grant award, a student must be studying in accredited U.S. institution.

The travel grant awards funded by IEEE TCI are open to both US-based and non-US-based students.

Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on valid receipts) up to $800 for their expenses (registration, airfare, and hotel) after the conference.

  • All flights made on an NSF travel grant award must be either on a US-flag carrier or ticketed through an US-carrier.
  • The reimbursement limit may be adjusted based on the actual number of awards.

  • All recipients of the student travel grant awards are required to register the conference main program by the awardee acceptance deadline, Nov. 23, 2021, at full registration rate or student registration rate. The final award is contingent upon the recipient showing a proof of registration.

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    The application

    To apply, complete the application form, which will collect the following items:

    1. The student’s information.
    2. A cost estimation of attending SEC.
    3. The student’s CV.
    4. A request letter from the student (see details below); and
    5. A recommendation letter from the student's advisor (see details below). The recommendation letter can also be directly emailed by the advisor to the Student Travel Grant Chair at “ AT case DOT edu”.

    The request letter from the student should be at most one page, and include the following information:

    1. When applicable, the title(s) of the main program/workshop/PhD forum/demo/poster paper(s) that has/have been accepted for the current edition of SEC.
    2. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date.
    3. A description of areas reflected in the program of the current SEC edition that would impact the student's research, and a statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.

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

    1. Confirmation that student is a bona fide full-time student in good academic standing at the given institution.
    2. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.
    3. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
    4. Commitment to covering any expenses that are not covered by the travel grant.


    Application Deadline: Nov. 23, 2021 at 23:59 EST

    Notification Deadline: Nov. 26, 2021

    Awardee Acceptance Deadline: Dec. 3, 2021

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    Conference: December 14-17, 2021