Student Travel Grant

SECON 2014 Student Grant

To apply, go to the EDAS travel grant application site:

The IEEE SECON 2014 conference is pleased to announce the availability of the following type of student travel grants:

A. Travel grants sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.
B. US National Science Foundation (NSF) travel grant opportunity for US-based students (approval pending).
C. Travel Grants sponsored by Cisco.

Following the application guidelines below, a student may apply to one or more of the three categories for which he/she is eligible. The eligibility criteria include:
A.     These student travel grants are sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. Applications are invited from qualified full-time graduate students. To qualify a student must (i) be a valid Student Member of the COMSOC at the time of application; (ii) be a full-time student registered toward a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. degree in engineering or related field in a college or university when submitting the application; (iii) be an author who will present an accepted paper at this Conference; (iv) not have received a similar grant in the past 12 months.
B.     If the U.S. NSF supports this type of student travel grants, qualified graduate students should (i) be a co-author of a paper accepted by SECON 2014, and (ii) be studying in accredited U.S. institutions. Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on valid receipts) for their expenses after the conference. Only airfare on a US-based carrier will be reimbursed by this type of support!

Application Procedure

An application for a student travel award will consist of:
1. A letter from the student, including, when applicable, the  title of the paper that has been accepted for SECON 2014.
2. The student's CV.
3. A supporting letter from the student's graduate advisor.
4. An estimate of the following costs of attending SECON: airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these overall costs of attending SECON 2014.
5. The type(s) of travel grant the student is applying for (A, B, or C).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The letter from the student should include (at most 1 page):
1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date.
2. A description of areas reflected in the SECON 2014 program that would impact the student's research, and a statement about why the conference attendance is important to the student.
The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:
1. Confirmation that student is a bona fide full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good academic standing at the given institution.
2. Why this particular student would benefit from attendance at the conference.
3. The strengths and potential contributions of the student.
Applicants should upload their applications through EDAS (after login to EDAS, click on the "Submit Paper" tab, and look for "SECON 2014 - Student Travel Grant"). Applicants should send their application materials as a single PDF file, following the instructions in the Travel Grants section on SECON 2014 site.

Application deadline: May 15, 2014 at 23:59 EST
Notification deadline: June 1, 2014
Awardee acceptance deadline: June 15, 2014 at 23:59 EST


1. Should I merge my advisor's recommendation letter with my application together to submit to EDAS?

Yes. Every applicant should submit all application materials as a single PDF file to EDAS, which includes all required items listed in the "Application Procedure" section described above.

2. Should the advisor's recommendation letter be also in PDF?

Yes. It should be an item in the single application file in PDF submitted by the student applicant.

3. If my advisor prefers to submit the recommendation letter separately from my application, what should I do?

Please ask your advisor to send the recommendation letter to Dr. David Yau and Dr. Venkatesha Prasad (STG co-chairs) via email (  and

4. Am I eligible to apply for the student travel grant being an author of a workshop paper?

You are welcome to apply, but please consider that your application will be given lower priority with respect to regular SECON papers, so the probability of receiving an award is low.

Award Selection Committee

David Yau, SUTD/ADSC, Singapore
Venkatesha Prasad, TU Delft, Netherlands 
Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins U, USA



If your question is not addressed in the FAQ section, please contact the Student Travel Grant Co-Chairs Dr. David Yau ( and Dr. Venkatesha Prasad (