Student Travel Grants

The IEEE World Forum on Public Safety Technology Conference is offering a limited number of travel grants, on a competitive basis, to assist students interested in attending the conference. The goal of these grants is to encourage participation by students who would normally find it difficult to attend. 

Each award will cover expenses that qualify under the IEEE travel reimbursement policy. Applications from postdocs, faculty, or other senior research personnel will not be considered. These student grants will enable sharing scientific information and stimulating research interests for students interested in public safety technology and its applications.  

Who should apply:

Students who will be attending the conference in person in Dulles, VA are encouraged to apply.

Award Criteria:

Given our limited funds, we are unable to provide awards to all applicants. Preference will be given to students who have co-authored an accepted paper or poster at WF-PST and plan to present it at the conference. Those closer to a terminal degree in their field, such as a PhD or Masters degree, will also be shown preference.

Award Description:

We will reimburse partial travel expenses (hotel, transportation, and meals) for a total of up to $500. Reimbursements will be based on actual documented expenses.

How to apply:

Applications are due by March 25, 2024. Students will be notified about their award decision by April 3, 2024. Applications for student travel grants should be submitted by completing the WF-PST Student Travel Grant Application. (Closed)

The application for a travel grant will consist of submitting a completed WF-PST Application form including an attached letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor or research sponsor with a justification of the student’s financial need and the availability of travel funds, along with a description of what benefits the advisor/sponsor believes the student will get from attending the conference.

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