We are planning to provide student travel support for students to defray a portion of their travel costs. The size and number of these grants will vary depending on funding availability, the number of student applicants, and their respective priority. Grant awards will be made before the early registration deadline. Expenses will be reimbursed after the conference, and grant recipients will be asked to submit original receipts to verify their expenditures.

While we encourage all in need of a travel grant to apply, the selection process will give higher priority to students with greater involvement in the conference (presenter, co-author) as well as students from under-represented groups. We strongly encourage applications from students that belong to under-represented groups. Also, certain funds may be available to ACM SIGMICRO student members and IEEE Computer Society members only.

At a Glance

  • Application Deadline: August 25, 2019 at 8:59 PM PDT
  • Application Requirements:
    1. Submit the Travel Grant Application Form
    2. Have your thesis advisor send an email with the subject line "MICRO Student Travel Status Confirmation for <Your Last Name, Your First Name>", stating that you are a full-time grad student or undergraduate researcher
  • Notifications: September 2, 2019

Applying for a Travel Grant

Applicants must fill out the Travel Grant Application Form before the deadline, August 25, 2019.

Student applicants also need to ask their direct thesis advisor to send an e-mail to the Student Travel Award Chairs ([email protected]) with the subject line "MICRO Student Travel Status Confirmation for <Your Last Name, Your First Name>", stating that you are a full-time student pursuing an MS/Ph.D. or an undergraduate researcher in the areas covered by MICRO. The advisor is also welcome to comment on the potential broader impact of making an award to you, e.g., if you belong to an underrepresented group, or if the candidate is unable to attend without a substantial travel grant.

Additional Notes

  • Please save all the original receipts. You need to mail them later.
  • Funds can be applied to transportation and lodging between October 11 to October 17, 2019.
  • All flights made on an NSF travel grant award must be either on a U.S. flag carrier or ticketed through a U.S. carrier.
  • Note that student travel grant funds generally may be used to help defray expenses related only to travel and lodging.
  • The confirmation email from their advisors must be received by the application deadline of August 25, 2019. Your application is considered incomplete without it.
  • Due to the large number of applications we expect to receive, we will NOT solicit letters from your advisors. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your advisor sends the email before the deadline. No exception will be made for any reason.
  • DEADLINE: Travel grant application form must be received by August 25, 2019 at 8:59 pm PDT.
  • We will do our best to send out notifications by September 2, 2019. Note that award decisions will be made based on funding availability. Note that awards will be made only after the conference.
  • Depending on the source of funding, some awardees will be required to email the travel grant chair a short essay describing their experience attending the conference or their favorite paper.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected].