IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
10-13 May 2021 // Virtual Conference

Student Conference Award

Type of Grants


The IEEE INFOCOM 2021 conference is pleased to continue its practice of offering grants to subsidize the costs of students for attending the conference. Since INFOCOM 2021 will be held virtually, the previously planned Student Travel Grant is changed to the Student Conference Grant, which covers only the registration fee of the conference. This grant is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and this is contingent on verification of IEEE ComSoc student membership.

The grant assignment decisions will be made according to the eligibility criteria dictated by the type of grant. This year, IEEE INFOCOM 2021 will have the availability of the following Student Conference Grant:

  1. Student Conference Grant sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc).



Eligibility Criteria

The student conference grant is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate students. To qualify, a student must (i) be a valid Student Member of the ComSoc at the time of application; (ii) be a full-time student registered toward a Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. degree in engineering or related fields in a college or university when submitting the application; (iii) be an author who will present an accepted paper at INFOCOM 2021; (iv) applicant may not receive more than one IEEE ComSoc student travel/conference award in any 12-month period.

For all student conference grant applicants, the following additional criteria have to be respected: (i) preference will be given to students who have registered for the main conference by the registeration deadline; (ii) the registration to the main conference by the awardee acceptance deadline, April 2nd, 2021, at a Full Registration rate or a Student Registration rate is mandatory; (iii) final grant is contingent upon the recipient showing a proof of registration, by emailing the receipt of registration to the Student Conference Grant chairs.


Application Procedure


An application for a student conference grant will consist of the following documents, and incomplete applications will not be considered.


1. A request letter from the student (see below).

2. The student's Curriculum Vitae.

3. A recommendation letter from the student's graduate advisor.


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

1. The type(s) of student conference grant that the student is applying for.

2. Whether the student is a first-time attendee and whether the student has an authored paper being accepted by INFOCOM 2021 and the paper title (if available)

3. Whether the student is from any under-represented groups (e.g., women, minorities and people with disabilities).

4. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date; students should demonstrate a serious interest in networking, through their coursework and projects.

5. A description of areas reflected in the INFOCOM 2021 program that would impact the student’s research.

6. A statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.

7. Whether and when the student has received IEEE ComSoc travel/conference awards before.


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

1. Confirmation that student is a bona fide full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good academic standing at the given institution.

2. The suitability of the INFOCOM 2021 program material to the student’s research area.

3. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.

4. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.

5. The advisor’s commitment to covering the student’s cost in excess of the student grant.


Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described above. After login to EDAS, click on the “Travel Grants" tab, look for a conference called "INFOCOM 2021 Student Conference Grant", and then submit the application.



Application deadline

Feb 22th, 2021 at 23:59 EST

Notification Deadline

March 22th, 2021 at 23:59 EST

Awardee Acceptance Deadline

April 2nd, 2021 at 23:59 EST



1. Should I merge my advisor's recommendation letter with my application together to submit to EDAS for different types of grants?

No. You will need to provide the email address of your advisor when you submit the application. Your advisor will then receive a separate email from EDAS to instruct him/her to submit the recommendation letter to EDAS.

2. Am I eligible to apply for the student conference grant being an author of a workshop paper/demo/poster?

You are welcome to apply, but please consider that your application will be given lower priority with respect to regular INFOCOM papers, so the probability of receiving an grant is quite low.

If your question is not addressed in the FAQ section, please contact the student conference grant chairs.