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PODC 2009 Student Travel Grants

PODC 2009, along with SIGOPS and SIGACT and ACM, would like to encourage student participation at the Symposium. PODC 2009 will partially reimburse the travel costs of deserving graduate student registrants who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference.

Eligibility Requirements

Students eligible to apply are the following:

  1. a graduate student at the time of attending PODC 2009, or
  2. both an undergraduate student and a coauthor of a PODC 2009 paper.

PODC 2009 will partially reimburse travel, accommodation, and registration costs based on need. The selection process may give preference to students presenting their published paper at PODC, but in need of supplemental funds for travel. All eligible applications will be considered. The number and amount of awards will be determined based on the available budget and the applications received.

Application Materials

Applications should be sent by e-mail with the subject "PODC 2009 Student Travel Grant Application" to the awards chair (Panagiota Fatourou (faturu AT cs DOT uoi DOT gr)). In addition to a student's application, a short letter of recommendation should be sent by the student's advisor to the above email address with the subject line "PODC 2009 Student Travel Grant - Recommendation" (The advisor should clarify the nature and amount of any other sources of funding that are available or have been applied for).

Please note that both these emails must be received by the deadline (see below) in order for an application to be considered.

Each application should include the following:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Address
  • Expected Expenses (broken down as registration, travel, and lodging)
  • Type of student (PhD, MS, undergraduate, etc.)
  • 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 PODC 2008 conference
  • A short paragraph (maximum 150 words) describing briefly why the student wants to attend PODC 2009 (e.g., to present a paper), and why s/he needs the student travel grant. (Ascii/text attachment is ok also for this paragraph)

The advisor's email should contain the recommendation letter (attachments ok).

Deadlines and Dates

Application due June 15, 2009.
Award decisions made around June 20, 2009.


ACM requires winners to provide taxpayer information (e.g., SSNs for those in the US). Winners will receive a request for this information.