Sponsored by National Science Foundation, a limited number of student grants are available to pay for travel, accommodations, and registration fees to enable full-time students to attend the conference. Student travel grants are only available for full-time students enrolled in the US universities and institutions.

To apply for a student travel grant, please complete the online form and send a student ID in PDF format to Min Li for validation with subject (MASCOTS15 student travel grant ID validation).

Your Supporting Statement is the most important part of your application. It should be a well-written essay with a maximum 1500 characters that:

  • outlines your current research, studies, or curriculum related to the conference topics,
  • tells us why attending the event will be beneficial to you,
  • states your class level, names your advisors/mentors, and details your current funding situation as a student and/or department,
  • details any relevant experience (do not include links to your school research pages or resume).

The travel grant recipients will be required to attend a mentoring session and a poster session, and are expected to submit a 1-page report after the conference reflecting on their experience.  The award recipients will be reimbursed for their travel, not paid upfront. The application deadline is Aug 15th 2015.

Please send your inquiries to the Travel Grant Chair Min Li.