Travel Grants

We are happy to announce travel grants to partially subsidize travel costs of selected student co-authors of papers accepted for presentation at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. The awardees will be selected based on their eligibility and their supervisor’s letter of recommendation. The grant application is open to all student co-authors willing to attend the conference; however, priority will be given to first authors, and to student authors from under-represented groups at ISIT, such as women, people with disabilities, undergraduates, or students from low-income countries, and to students who have completed their registration to ISIT 2022 by the application deadline.

We are happy to announce travel grants to partially subsidize travel costs of selected co-authors of papers accepted for presentation at the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, who are either

  • students, or
  • PhD holders of up to 3 years after PhD graduation from low-income countries. 

The awardees will be selected based on their eligibility and their application materials. The grant application is open to all eligible co-authors willing to attend the conference; however, priority will be given to first authors, and to authors from under-represented groups at ISIT, such as women, people with disabilities, undergraduates, or authors from low-income countries, and to authors who have completed their registration to ISIT 2022 by the application deadline (May 30).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an ISIT 2022 Travel Grant the applicant must be either:

  1. a full-time student in a higher learning institution, and
  2. a co-author of an accepted ISIT 2022 paper (paper’s final version must have been uploaded), and
  3. supported by their faculty advisor, who must provide a letter of recommendation
or 
  1. PhD holder of up to 3 years after the PhD graduation, and
  2. coming from a low-income country, and
  3. a co-author of an accepted ISIT 2022 paper (paper’s final version must have been uploaded).

Application Materials

For students only:

An application for a (student) travel grant should consist of the following documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. A request letter from the student (see below).
  2. The student’s recent Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A recommendation letter from the student’s supervisor.
  4. An estimate of travel expenses associated with attending ISIT 2022, i.e., airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will only partially cover these costs.
 

Student request letter

The letter from the student should be at most one page, and include the following headings in the order given below:

  1. Contact information: this should appear at the top of the page with the student’s name, academic institution, degree program and research supervisor, along with email contact information for both the student and the supervisor.
  2. ISIT 2022 paper co-authorship: list the paper(s) of the student that have been accepted to the conference (paper number, title and list of co-authors)
  3. Description: A narrative about how the student will benefit from participation at the conference.
 

Supervisor letter

The supervisor’s recommendation letter for the student should include:

  1. Confirmation that the student applicant is a bona fide full-time student with good academic standing at the given institution.
  2. A statement on the strength and potential of the student and how the student would benefit from participation at ISIT 2022.
  3. The supervisor’s commitment to covering the student’s travel cost in excess of the travel grant.
 Note: Due to limited funds, it is anticipated that not more than one student per supervisor will be supported. 

For PhD holders:

In case you are eligible for a travel grant as a PhD holder your application consist of the following documents:

  • A request letter from the researcher.
  • The researcher’s recent Curriculum Vitae.
  • An estimate of travel expenses associated with attending ISIT 2022, i.e., airfare, hotel, and conference registration. It is anticipated that travel grants will only partially cover these costs.

Researcher request letter

The letter from the applicant should be at most one page, and include the following headings in the order given below:

  • Contact information: this should appear at the top of the page with the applicant’s name, academic institution, degree program and the email contact information.
  • ISIT 2022 paper co-authorship: list the paper(s) of the applicant that have been accepted to the conference (paper number, title and list of co-authors)
  • Description: A narrative about how the applicant will benefit from participation at the conference.

Application Procedure

For students and PhD holders:

Applicants should aggregate their application materials as a single PDF file, following the format described above, and submit it as an attachment to an email with subject line:

ISIT2022 Student Travel Grant application: <Student Name>

The email should be sent to isit2022StudentTravelAwards@gmail.com

For students only:

Students should ask their supervisor to send their letter of recommendation on official letterhead to the above email address. This email should have the subject line:

ISIT2022 Student Travel Grant recommendation: <Student Name>

Important Deadlines

Application deadline (for all materials including faculty advisor letter)

May 30, 2022

Notification of Awardees

TBA

Awardee Acceptance Deadline

TBA