Travel Grant Application Information

MICRO 2023 is offering travel support to encourage student participation at the conference.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

All students are eligible to apply. Travel grant award decisions are made based on several factors. Priority will be granted to:
  • Students presenting research at the conference (and related workshops).
  • Students attending the CWIDCA workshop.
  • Students who belong to underrepresented groups (including women).
  • Students from small institutions and universities that do not have a strong tradition of publishing at MICRO and related conferences.

At a Glance

  • Application Deadline: September 20th, 2023
  • Notification Date: September 26th, 2023

Application: Email Travel Grant Chair (see details below)

Reimbursable Expenses

Students may apply for funds covering conference registration, airfare, ground transportation, and lodging only, between the dates October 27 and November 2, 2023. Please note that meals are not eligible for reimbursement. Since the total grant is a fixed amount, the amount that can be awarded to each student will depend on the number of awardees, and will cover only a portion of your expenses. Please note that funding is not guaranteed and requires attendance at MICRO.

Reimbursement Procedure

To be reimbursed, students will be expected to present original receipts and fill out a travel expense claim form (provided at a later time). It is imperative that you review the receipts to ensure that the proof of payment (e.g. method of payment with last 4 digits of credit card#) is provided on the receipts. If proof of payment is not provided, then you will need to submit proof of payment (e.g. credit card statement with transaction). Please be sure that you block out all personal information and your full account# (except the last 4 digits).

Application Procedure

Please send your travel grant application by the deadline via email to the Student Travel Grant Chair, Amir Yazdanbakhsh (travel.micro2023 [at] gmail [dot] com). Use the subject line "[MICRO 2023] Student Travel Grant Application." The travel grant application (a single consolidated pdf file) should include:
  • A cover page with the name of the student, contact information, and name of the student's institution and advisor, as well as details of membership in an underrepresented group (including women) if applicable.
  • A write-up stating the reason for attending MICRO and a description of research interests. This should include information about whether the student is presenting work at the conference (or related workshops).
  • A letter from the student's advisor confirming the student's eligibility and recommending the student to attend MICRO.
  • A resume (including an IEEE/ACM student membership number if available); no more than 4 pages.
  • An estimate of conference-related expenses, including information about other sources of funding available for the conference travel.