Student Travel Grants

Student Travel Grants

We are very pleased to let you know that IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 provides Student Travel Grant (STG) funds of $500 to broaden the participation of student authors. This fund is sponsored by IEEE ComSoc for students worldwide to attend IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 in Venice, Italy. Starting July 28th, IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 will accept applications for STG awards.

Eligibility Requirements of STG
  1. The applicant may be of any nationality and must be a co-author of an accepted paper in IEEE SmartGridComm 2014.
  2. The applicant must be a full-time student registered toward a Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. degree in computer science, engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting the application. 
  3. The applicant must be a Student Member of the IEEE Communications Society when submitting the application. 
  4. The applicant must not have received an IEEE ComSoc STG in the last 12-month period when submitting the application and must not have received any other grants for attending the conference. 
  5. During the expense reimbursement stage, the student applicant must show proof of having registered to attend the conference. 
A student who is awarded a STG must register, attend the conference and present the paper. Payment will only be made to the awardee if the required expense report (with receipts) is submitted within 45 days after the conference. Details about the reimbursement process will be provided to the STG recipients. 

How to Apply

The STG application should be submitted electronically via EDAS (direct link here). After logging into EDAS, click the “Travel Grant” tab at your EDAS home page and then select “Student Travel Grant for IEEE SmartGridComm 2014”. The application must include the following materials:
  1. A reference letter from your advisor (your advisor can directly submit the reference letter on EDAS). 
  2. Your up-to-date resume including your citizenship (required), ethnicity and gender (optional, used to broaden the participation of under-represented students). 
  3. A half-to-one page letter to state the purpose of attending the conference. 

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: September 2014 (23:59 New York Time)
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2014
Please address any question by email to the Travel Grant Chair Periklis Chatzimisios ( with "IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 STG Question: Your Last Name" in the subject line.