The purpose of the program is to encourage graduate students to participate at the WWIC 2007 Conference by partially or fully funding the travel costs of students who would otherwise be unable to attend. COST 290 will fund up to five student travel grants, each up to 1000 €.

Who Should Apply?
Applications are accepted from graduate students. Paper and poster authors are encouraged to apply. Students who are not paper authors are also eligible for grants. Other criteria will include evidence of a serious interest in networking, as demonstrated by coursework and project experience. In most cases, no more than one student will be funded from each school.

What is Covered?
The amount of support provided to each student is intended to cover the student's travel, registration, lodging at the conference hotel, food, and local transportation. The breakdown of costs will differ based on the location of the recipient and the grant will not exceed 1000 €.

Who Decides?
The recipients of the travel grants will be decided by the student travel committee:

  • Prof. Yevgeni Koucheryavy (Tampere University of Technology, FI)
  • Prof. Edmundo Monteiro (University of Coimbra, PT)
  • Prof. Fernando Boavida (University of Coimbra, PT)

How to Apply?
An application for a travel grant will consist of a letter from the student and a recommendation letter from the student's advisor. The letter from the student should include:

  • Student’s affiliation and any other personal information relevant to support the application.
  • a brief summary of research interests and accomplishments to date, contain a description of areas reflected in the WWIC 2007 program that would impact the student's research,
  • a short CV, containing relevant coursework and grades.
  • the estimated expense for attending the conference.

In addition, the student's advisor should send a letter of recommendation to the committee. This letter should:

  • confirm that the student is a Ph.D. candidate in good standing,
  • indicate why the student would benefit from attending the conference,
  • elaborate on the strengths and potential contributions of the student,
  • indicate current funding status, or explain why the student is in need of a travel grant.

Send application and recommendation letters (in English) by e-mail to: in ASCII (highly preferable), or PDF format ONLY.

Important Dates:

  • May 1, 2007, 17:00 GMT – application submission deadline
  • May 7, 2007 – notification
  • May 10, 2007 – acceptance of confirmatio