Student Travel Grant for WUWNet'12


WUWNet 2012 has received travel grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support student authors to present their research papers as well as their work-in-progress posters and demos at the 2012 ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (WUWNet'12), which will be held in Los Angeles, CA, USA, on November 5-6, 2012.

The goal is to broaden participation in the conference by supporting students with interests in underwater networks and systems who would otherwise be unable to attend. The Call for Poster/Demo is at: Please consider a submission to the Poster/Demo session. The amount of support provided to each student will be up to a maximum of $900 if they are not local (more than three hours of driving distance from the workshop site) and up to $600 otherwise. The support is intended to defray, but not necessarily to cover entirely, the costs of attending the conference (registration, at the student rate, hotel, and transportation.

The award will be handled via reimbursements. Each legitimate expense must be documented with an original official receipt (e.g., air ticket and hotel receipt). Further details of the reimbursement procedure will be communicated to the award recipients.


When applying for the WUWNet'12 travel grant, a graduate student needs to submit his/her curriculum vitae, a short personal statement, and a supporting email from the student's advisor.

The personal statement (half to one page) should include:

  1. A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date;
  2. A description of areas in the ACM WUWNet 2012 program that would impact the student's research;
  3. The paper/poster/demo that the student is an author on, if applicable.

In addition, the student's advisor should send an email to confirm that the student is a bona fide Ph.D. or M.S. candidate in good standing. Applications and the support letters should be emailed by the applicant and the applicant's advisor, respectively, to and with subject line WUWNet'12 Student Travel Grant Application or WUWNet'12 Student Travel Grant Support Letter. ASCII format is preferred, although PDF format is acceptable.

The travel grant committee is headed by Prof. Dario Pompili and Dr. Payman Arabshahi.


Students must be from U.S. based institutions. Priority will be given to students who are authors of regular papers, short papers, or posters, and team members of the demos. Depending on the funding, other student attendants will also be considered.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:Oct. 20, 2012
Notification of award:Oct. 24, 2012
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