FOCS 2010
Travel and Registration Support Information

Travel and Student Registration Awards for FOCS 2010

The National Science Foundation and the IEEE TCMF, which sponsors FOCS 2010, will have available a total of $18,000 to support travel and student registration for FOCS 2010.

The NSF travel awards are available to students and certain postdoctoral fellows. There will be up to $15,000 available in travel support (airfare and shared hotel accommodation) to fund at least 20 attendees with up to $750 each. These awards are only available to those at US institutions and at most one award may be made per institution. Receipts will be required and reimbursement will be made after/during the conference.

The IEEE TCMF awards are for student registration only. There is no restriction on the institution of origin or the number of awards per institution for this award. If you are applying for a registration award you must APPLY AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE.

There is one combined application process to apply for both awards. Subject to demand and availability, it is possible to receive both awards

Preference will be given to students who are FOCS 2010 authors. To apply, email the information listed below to focs-travel at cs dot washington dot edu, by September 23, 2010. Please use the following subject line: "FOCS 2010 travel-registration application".

  1. Are you applying for a travel award, registration award, or both?
  2. Title of paper, if you are an author and whether you will be presenting the paper.
  3. Whether you are a student or you are a postdoctoral fellow
  4. University name and country.
  5. Amount of other travel funds that are available to you.
  6. accomplishments and interests in attending the conference.
  7. (For non-authors.) A short statement describing you academic standing and interests, your expected graduation date and degree, advisor's name, and, if available, a URL for a working Web page. Also indicate whether and when you have attended previous major theory conferences (e.g. STOC and FOCS) and whether or not you have received other travel awards to do so.
  8. (For students) a supporting statement from your advisor confirming your status, recomminding your attendance, and describing the availability of travel funds. This should be included in message with your name in the subject line which should be e-mailed to the focs-travel address above. (Note: vague statements such as "funds are tight" are not informative).
  9. The NSF and IEEE encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for these awards.
    (Optional) Please indicate if you are part of such a group or at an institution that is not typically represented at IEEE FOCS.
  10. If you are at a US institution and requesting travel support you should submit a US dollar estimate of the airfare/transportion cost to the conference and the number of nights you will be staying.

This information will be used to prioritize the awards (see the prioritization for travel awards below). The awards will be announced by Tuesday September 28. Late applications will not be accepted.

You should receive an email acknowledging your application within 3 weekdays. If not, please resubmit or contact the conference organizers by some other means.

Student and postdoctoral fellow travel to FOCS 2010 is supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant No. CCF-1049485.

Priority for Travel Awards will be based on the following: Note that at most one travel award may be made per (US) institution