[Measurement-wg] Travel Grants: Applied Networking Research Workshop 2020 (ANRW'20)

Amreesh Phokeer amreesh at afrinic.net
Fri Mar 20 07:16:28 UTC 2020

The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2020 (ANRW '20), which is planned to take place on July 27, 2020, in Madrid, Spain, is pleased to announce the availability of student travel grants.


Travel grants are available to students currently enrolled in Bachelor, Masters or PhD programs at any university.

Travel grant awards are meant to partially cover the cost of attending and participating in the workshop. The only travel expenses that can be reimbursed are:

- economy air or rail fares
- hotel
- workshop registration

The award recipients will need to pay for the expenses ahead of time and get reimbursed after the workshop. The exact number of awards will depend on the availability of funds and will be determined as funding amounts are finalized.

* Important Dates *

Application deadline: May 29, 2020

Notification deadline: June 5, 2020

ANRW ’20, co-located with IETF 108 in Madrid: July 27, 2020

* Selection Criteria *

The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

- Preference will be given to applicants that do not present a paper at the workshop. The rationale is that the participation costs for a presenting author should be covered by their home institution.
- Evidence of a serious interest in applied networking, as demonstrated by coursework and/or project experience, is required. Advanced students close to graduation will also be given priority, when possible, in order to aid their job search.
- We strongly encourage participation of women and under-represented minorities.
- After giving priority to the above criteria, (co-)authors of papers may be considered, but will be given lower priority. The rationale is to support people that contribute to the workshop but could not attend otherwise, e.g., due to budget or other constraints. The applicant should explain why it is impossible to support them from other sources.

* Where and How to Apply *

All application materials (applicant’s info, CV, and letters) should be submitted by email to the Travel Grants Chair, Theresa Enghardt, according to the following instructions.

The applicant should email:

- an application letter
- an up-to-date CV

as PDF documents to anrw-travel-grants at irtf.org (Subject line: ANRW'20 travel grant application: APPLICANT'S NAME)

The applicant’s faculty advisor should email:

- a support letter

as a PDF document to anrw-travel-grants at irtf.org (Subject line: ANRW'20 support letter: APPLICANT'S NAME)

The applicant’s letter should be clearly divided in the following sections:

- an explicit identification of the applicant’s university and country of study (e.g., URL to the department’s home page, etc.)
- an explicit identification of the applicant’s faculty advisor
- a brief summary of research interests and plans for future research
- why the workshop attendance is important to the applicant’s research
- a cost estimate of the trip, including the cost of economy air or rail fare, hotel (identify the source of any price quote)
- any additional information the applicant feels is relevant to support their case

The advisor’s letter should be clearly divided in the following sections:

- verification of the applicant’s good standing in the institution
- explain why the applicant would benefit from attending the workshop and how he/she could contribute to the workshop
- explain the current funding status and why the applicant is in need of the travel grant

The faculty advisor should personally email the support letter to the steering committee, in order to keep the contents of their letter confidential.

* Supporters and Sponsors *

The ANRW ’20 receives financial support from these organizations:
- Akamai

Please contact the Steering Committee (anrw-sc at irtf.org) if you are interested in supporting the ANRW ’20. Funds are used to offset the fixed costs of the event and subsidize student attendance.

The ANRW workshop series is sponsored by the following organizations:

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