Student Participation Grant
The Middleware conference provides a great opportunity for researchers to present their work, get acquainted with the work of others, and discuss with colleagues both junior and senior. To promote this kind of interaction, the USENIX and the conference sponsors make conference participation grants available for several students. A grant is meant to support personal attendance of one student by helping to pay part of the registration or travel for students to attend the conference, its workshops or tutorials. Students will have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. All students can apply, but regional and institutional diversity will be considered in the selection process. Additionally, students being the primary author of an accepted paper and to present the paper will be given preference in the selection process. Students are encouraged to have the application sent as soon as possible. The application must be sent in ASCII in the email body no later than October 30th. Applications arriving after the deadline will not be considered. The notification date is November 6th. Decisions made are final. To apply for a grant, a faculty member of the student's host institution must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Middleware Student Conference Participation Grant 2009."
Please include the following information in an application:
- the student's full name and email address
- the name and nationality of the institution
- the student's academic status and expected year of graduation
- whether the student is (co-)author of a paper that was accepted for the main conference or if the student contributes to any other part of the conference
- if the student is a (co-)author, the paper title, author list, the student's contribution to the paper, and whether the student will present the paper
- the reason for applying for the grant, including the expected benefits that the students will have from attending the conference and the funding situation of the student
- a brief statement by the student about his or her current research interests and research accomplishments to date
We look forward to receiving your applications!