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

Student Conference Grant

The IEEE INFOCOM 2021, to be held online on 10-13 May, 2021 is pleased to announce Student Conference Grant to support online participation at the conference.  This student conference grant is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and covers full registration fee of the conference.


Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate students. To qualify, a student must (i) be a current Student Member of ComSoc at the time of application; (ii) be a full-time student registered in a college or university when submitting the application.  

The three categories of awards are :

(i) a student who is going to present a papers, poster or demo in the main conference or a workshop;

(ii) a student who is a co-author of an accepted paper, poster, or demos in the main conference or a workshop;

(iii) a student who is a first-time attendee of INFOCOM conference (and is not an author/co-author).

For all student conference grant applicants, full conference registration at Student Registration rate immediately following recipient of the award is required (deadline to be announced later).  The award will be disbursed upon the PDF recipient showing the student’s registration of the conference. 


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 grant 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 (if the student is not an author or co-author)

3. Ways this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference (if the student is not an author or co-author).

4. The strengths and potential contributions of the student (if the student is not an author or co-author).

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

March 1st, 2021 at 23:59 EST

Notification Deadline

March 22th, 2021 at 23:59 EST  March 29th, 2021 at 23:59 EST

Awardee Acceptance Deadline

April 2nd, 2021 at 23:59 EST  April 7th, 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?

Yes, you are encouraged to apply.

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



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