Student Travel Grant

Student Travel Grant

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
San Francisco, CA, USA

October 29 ~31, 2014
IEEE CNS 2014, along with NSF, ARO, IEEE, and other sponsors, would like to encourage student participation at the conference. With the support of IEEE Communications Society, U.S. National Science Foundation, and Army Research Office, CNS 2014 will be able to partially support the travel, accommodation, and registration costs of student registrants who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

All eligible applications will be considered, especially female and under-represented minority students. We also encourage those who do not have a paper in the conference, but wish to attend, to submit a travel grant application. We anticipate funding approximately 30 students at a rate of $700-$1,000 per student. The number and amount of awards will be determined based on the available funding and the applications received.

Type of Grants

The IEEE CNS 2014 conference is pleased to announce the availability of the following two types of student travel grants:

A. Travel grants sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.
B. NSF and ARO travel grant opportunity for US-based students.

Eligibility Requirements

Following the application guidelines below, a student may apply to one or both categories for which he/she is eligible. The eligibility criteria for each category are:

A. These student travel grants are 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 Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting the application; (iii) be an author who will present an accepted paper at the CNS 2014; (iv) applicant may not receive more than one IEEE ComSoc STG in any 12-month period.
B. These student travel grants are sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (pending) and Army Research Office. To qualify, a student must be a graduate student studying in an accredited U.S. institution at the time of attending CNS 2014. Student recipients must submit valid receipts for reimbursement after the conference. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed by this type of support!

Application Materials 

Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described below. Direct links to the submission pages of both types of grants are:
An application for a student travel grant will consist of:
  • A request letter from the student (see below).
  • The student's CV.
  • A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.
  • Expected Expenses (broken down as registration, travel, and lodging). It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The request letter from the student should include the following information:
  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Address
  • Type of student (PhD, MS, undergraduate, etc.)
  • A clear indication of the type(s) of travel grant the student is applying for (A and/or B)
  • Number of years that the applicant have been a student in the current program, and expected date of completion
  • Name and email address of advisor
  • Title and Authors of paper presenting at CNS 2014 conference, if applicable.
  • A short statement (maximum 250 words) describing briefly why the student wants to attend CNS 2014.
The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:
  • Confirmation that student is a full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good academic standing at the given institution.
  • Explain how this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.
  • The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
If an advisor prefers to submit the recommendation letter separately, please ask him/her to email it (pdf file) to the Student Travel Grant Chair Yingying Chen ( by August 31, 2014.

Deadlines and Dates

Application due August 31, 2014.
Award decisions made to the applicants: September 14, 2014.


Student travel grant awardees are required to provide taxpayer information (e.g., SSNs in the US) if applicable.


If you have a question, please contact the Student Travel Grant Chair, Yingying Chen (