Student Travel Grants

Update: SIGARCH has generously provided additional funds to support student travel. These funds are available to cover both domestic and international travel and can be used to support any student, whether or not they are presenting. Contact Arun Chauhan ( for details.

A small number of travel grants, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, are available for students currently enrolled in US universities who are planning on attending ICS 2011. The grant will reimburse for conference registration at early registration rate; a shared hotel room for up to three nights; roundtrip domestic travel expenses to Tucson, Arizona; and a small per diem amount, up to a total maximum of $1000 per student (this limit may be revised depending on the number of requests for support). Awards will be prioritized based on need, including (but not limited to), underrepresented minorities, students from community colleges and HBCU institutions, and students early in their career.

Please note that you are responsible for conference registration and reserving your hotel room, which you are encouraged to do as soon as possible.

In order to apply for the travel grant, please e-mail the following information to the student travel grants chair, Arun Chauhan ( with the subject "ICS 2011 student travel grant application." Applications must be received by May 7th (same as the early registration deadline). Award decisions are expected to be made within a week of the deadline.

(If you are an ACM SRC contestant you should not apply for the general student travel grant using this application. SRC contestants are entitled to a travel grant of up to $500, which is administered directly by ACM. The contestants will be notified of it separately.)

  1. Name
  2. Affiliation (College/University, department)
  3. Are you an author of any paper(s)/poster(s) accepted at ICS 2011? (If yes, provide the title(s) of your paper(s)/poster(s).)
  4. Will you be making one or more presentations at ICS 2011? (Please specify if your presentation(s) will concern something other than your paper(s).)
  5. Status within your degree program (years completed, expected degree, and expected year of graduation)
  6. Underrepresented minority status (if applicable)
  7. Contact information (e-mail address, web-page, telephone number)