FOCS 2017

Travel and Registration Support

Travel and Student Registration Awards for FOCS 2017

Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation, there will be a total of $15,000 to support travel for FOCS 2017.

The NSF travel awards are available to US-based students and postdoctoral fellows (airfare and shared hotel accommodation as well as student registration) to fund around 20 attendees. Receipts will be required for all travel awards. Reimbursement will be made after the conference. Preference will be given to students who are FOCS 2017 authors.

Preference will be given to students who are FOCS 2017 authors. To apply, email the information listed below to, by August, 20 2017. Please use the following subject line: "FOCS 2017 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. 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, recommending your attendance, and describing the availability of travel funds. This should be included in a message with your name in the subject line which should be e-mailed to the address above. (Note: vague statements such as "funds are tight" are not informative).
  9. The NSF 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 requesting travel support you should submit a dollar estimate of the airfare/transportation 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 August 26th. 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.

Priority for Travel Awards will be based on the following: