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Student Travel Grants

IROS Travel Awards for US Students
(Priority given to Presenting Student Authors who are US Citizens/Permanent Residents)

Students who are enrolled in a US institution and who are planning to present their work at IROS 2012, are invited to apply for a travel grant support by the NSF. The purpose of this award is to promote career development for PhD candidates and to encourage long-term international research collaborations and partnerships between US and host country students. Travel fellowship recipients will be encouraged to spend one day prior or after the conference visiting a participating host lab. Upon return, the fellowship recipients are required to submit a 2-page report on their experience.
Since funds are limited, students must submit an application following the submission guidelines. This fellowship will cover partial airfare reimbursement for coach/economy class on US flag carriers only and local transportation, meals, and lodging costs related to the lab visits. The deadline for submitting an application is 8/4/2012, and awards will be announced by 8/10/2012. Travel funds will be distributed as reimbursements upon submission of receipts and the 2-page report.

Application Procedure
The application for travel funds consists of an email from the advisor of the applicant, sent to with "IROS 2012 Travel Fellowship Application" as the subject line. The email should contain the following information, prepared by the student, but sent by the student’s advisor:
1. The name of the applicant, the applicant's email address and university, verification that the applicant is a student, and whether U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of the submission of the request for travel funds.
2. The number and title of the paper the applicant will present at IROS 2012, and a one-sentence description of the technical area of interest of the paper.
3. A brief description (e.g., one paragraph) of the expected impact of participation in IROS 2012 on the applicant's professional development.
4. If applicable, the funding agency, grant title, and grant number under which the research was performed.
5. The sources of travel funding available for the applicant that make up the difference between the real costs and the partially subsidized air ticket. Note that this travel grant will not cover all expenses, so other funding sources must be available.

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